Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Hybrid-Air Car To Be Unveiled

The Scuderi Group will unveil its air-hybrid engine at the world congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers next month in Detroit.

The air-hybrid engine supplements its gasoline engine with compressed air. Compressed air is a very efficient way of storing energy and has been suggested for intermittent sources such as solar and wind. A French company announced last year that they would be unveiling a compressed air driven car this year, but so far, no word on that.

The Scuderi Group claims its engine achieves 60% fuel efficiency, almost double the standard gasoline engine, and cuts toxic emmissions by 80%. The company hopes to license the engine to interested companies to get it into production more quickly.


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