volvo air motion
 
volvo air motion
nov 14, 2010

volvo air motion

the volvo air motion is a lightweight air driven car concept by volvo that was created for the la auto show 1000 pound car design challenge. weighing only 902 pounds, the air motion concept is designed like a clam shell and made from strong yet light carbon fiber. compressed air motors drive the car, which has an open top and side vents. volvo’s design team stripped the car of many components in a regular production model to take down the weight. users would drive to air replenishment sites to refill the built-in air tank. these stations would take air from air turbines that harness wind power for energy to compress the air. plus, since the compressed air tank in the car gets cooler under work, the car doesn’t need air conditioning.

http://www.laautoshow.com/DC10

volvo air motion

volvo air motion

volvo air motion

volvo air motion

volvo air motion

volvo air motion

  • i know the guy that designed this car, he lives in michigan. hes definitely got skill!

    knowerofmaker
  • I’m a big design nerd and I think that the models are super sick and that the idea of using compressed air is the best idea ever. I want one !

    design nerd
  • absolutely awesome! Where do I get one! 😉
    I am a owner of a[url=http://www.midwesternvw.com] volkswagen columbus ohio [/url]
    . I am always look at the newest latest greatest thing.

    volvofunone
  • I have always been a fan of the open bay two seater sports cars…though this would benefit from traditional style mag rims.

    Mateo4x4
  • nice idea of using compressed air as energy source. have never seen such back to back seats before

    a

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