Technology.am (May 11, 2009) — A year ago, an air-powered moped was discovered that was built using carbon fiber tanks originally intended for firefighting use.
Now a team of engineering students from India have just finished an exceptional compressed air-powered motorcycle using a small 100 cc motorcycle as a starting point.
To check pollution levels in the atmosphere, they have designed a working model of a motorcycle that runs on air and not gasoline. This green bike can boost the purity of the air as it emits nothing but Oxygen.
Arshdeep Singh, one of the Air Bike’s designers, says, “Our professors had asked us to create something which nobody has done so far and is also pollution free. Something which is economical and affordable to a common man. So we thought of inventing a bike, which runs on air. There is no combustion in this bike as it does not use any petrol, diesel or anything.”
However, the bike isn’t all that practical. It has top speed just 18 kilometers per hour, but the team hopes to improve on the figure in future versions.