New car powered by compressed air to hit France There are some nifty-sounding cars in the making these days. The latest -- to be introduced in France, where production will begin next year -- is the Air Car, a car that runs on, uh, air. Well, and electricity too. You plug it in at home, where an electric pump compresses air into the tank; the compressed air then powers the engine during driving. A full charge will enable you to travel about 50 miles at top speed (70 mph) and farther at lower speeds, more than enough, says manufacturer Moteur …
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