2 Outline INTRODUCTION Problem With GASOLINE Air Powered Car Vehicle PartWorkingModelsAir car in INDIA
3 INTRODUCTION Our world is facing fuel crisis, air pollution. All kind of conventional source of fuel are on verge of exhaustion.Gasoline is the primary source of fuel.Gasoline is becoming more and more expensive and impractical.
4 Problem With GASOLINEPollutedExpensiveNon Renewable
5 Alternative energiesAir EnergySolar EnergyElectric Energy
6 Air Powered CarThe Air Powered Car is powered by air engine which uses COMPRESSED AIR as fuel.
7 Inventor Manufactured by: French Co. Moteur Development International (MDI)Founded by:French inventor GUY NEGRE
8 Vehicle Part Compressed Air Tank Break Power Recovery Body Air Filter EngineElectrical System
9 Compressed Air Tank It is a carbon-fiber tank It holds 90 cubic meters of air.This tank can be ruptured, but can’t be explode.
10 Break Power RecoveryIt uses one mechanism that stops engine when the car is stationary (at traffic light , junctions etc..), which recover 13% of power used.
11 Body It’s body is made up of FIBER GLASS and INJECTED FOAM. It is slightly costly ,but it does not cut like steel.It does not rust.It is light weighted.
12 Air FilterCarbon filter are used to get rid from dirt , dust , humidity and other particles.MDI cars produces clean air, which is cold on exit and is harmless to human life.Air Filter
13 Engine This engine use compressed air as fuel. The engine was developed between the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002.Totally eco-friendly engine.The engine becomes idle automatically when car is stationary.
14 Electrical systemOnly one cable connects all electrical parts (Headlight ,Dashboard light, light inside the car) in the car.Advantage are:Ease of installation.Easy to repairRemoval of long cable.
16 Facilities Computer screen showing the speed of car Internet connectionGPS device
17 2 Types Of Energy Mode Single Energy Mode: It uses only compressed air. The maximum speed is 50 km/h.Dual Energy Mode:It uses compress air as well as fossil fuel. At speed over 50 km/h, the engine will switch to fuel mode.
19 Fueling Process Three modes for fueling tank: Air Stations Domestic electric plugDual-energy mode
20 Air car in INDIATata Motors, on Feb.05,2007 signed an agreement with MDI Co. of France, to develop air car.The Air Car, called the MiniCAT could cost around Rs. 3,50,000 ($ 8177) in India and would have a range of around 300 km between refuels .The cost of a refill would be about Rs 90.
21 Advantage and Disadvantage Advantages:EconomicalPollution freeBetter ComfortLess maintenanceEasy to refuelDisadvantages:Less SpeedAir pumping station are less in number
22 ConclusionAir powered cars is a realization of latest technology in automobile field. The air car is a clean, easy to drive, light weight and high performance car.It eliminates the use of non-renewable fuels and Thereby preventing pollution and step to a healthier environment.The Mexico government scheduled to replace cars by air car in highly polluted area of their country.
23 References www.theaircar.com www.zeropollution.com thefraserdomain.typepad.com“HEAT AND THERMODYNAMIC” by Brijlal N. Subrahmanyam