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Earth2Tech: Magnetic Air Cars Seeks Funds For Air-Powered Car

Magnetic Air Car

by Katie Fehrenbacher - 9.26.08

In the sea of green home building startups showing off sustainable materials at the West Coast Green show, it was hard to miss the booth of engineers in the corner touting a car powered by compressed air. The company called Magnetic Air Cars Inc says it is working on a prototype car that will not use any gas, fuel, or external recharging device, only air to propel the vehicle. They say they plan to have the Air Car ready by 2010 “or sooner.”

Magnetic Air Car’s exec in charge of business development, Stephen Harr, explained to us that the car will use a “Silicon Energy Storage Battery.” The company’s materials say the battery is made up of an electrolyte of silicon and uses chemosynthesis to deliver a more environmentally friendly, high-capacity, quick-charging, 10-year-life battery. We’ll keep looking for more info on how, exactly, it works.


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