Air-powered car set to sail into record books

Although that speed may not match up to some of the gasoline or even electric models in the market today, it’s impressive given a propulsion system that consists solely of air canisters.

Toyota Industries built the car to showcase compressed air’s suitability for providing short-term power, the firm said in a statement. Regrettably, it is very short term, given the Ku:Rin’s range of just 3.2 kilometres — although it raises an interesting possibility about the development of fly-wheel type boosters using compressed air to add power in an environmentally-friendly manner.

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