Atleast two of Tata Motors vehicle can now run on compressed air! Tata Motors says it has successfully completed test with the compressed air engine concept ‘in two Tata Motors vehicles’.
This is the first stage of the development being done by Tata Motors of a technology licensed from Motor Development International (Luxembourg). In January 2007, the two firms signed a licence agreement that enables Tata Motors to produce and sell compressed air cars using MDI technology in India. The agreement covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications.
In the second phase of the development, the two companies are working together to complete detailed development of the technology and required technical processes to industrialise a market ready product application over the coming years.