The next big thing – compressed air cars!

Check out this video and you’ll see the next innovation that will shake up the auto industry. Hybrids and plug-in hybrids are driving up fuel mileage, along with more efficient gasoline engines. But now by incorporating compressed air technology into the formula, we have a new source for clean power.

If you’re looking for a hybrid with superior mileage per gallon, then compressed air may be your thing. PSA Peugeot Citroen says its new C3 VTi 82 hatchback–which it unveils at a motor show next month–will go 81 miles, in optimum conditions. That’s compared to the Toyota Prius’s roughly 45 mile performance. And there’s no need for expensive, and heavy, lithium batteries. The compressed air system provides power as well as storage: as with other hybrids, it recovers energy from a gasoline engine when you brake or slow down.

Check out the video and this article and you’ll be amazed.

  

Toyota to Supply Mazda with Hybrid Technology

Mazda is joining the hybrid push and is teaming up with Toyota for their expertise. Mazda already makes great looking cars and if this move can generate the mpg to be in the top tier gas sippers Mazda sales could really take off!

From Daily Finance.com:

Despite Toyota Motor’s (TM) recent image problems caused by numerous safety recalls, the technology used in hybrid models, such as the popular Prius, remains the gold standard — and the envy of other companies within the industry. So it’s little surprise that other manufacturers have sought to deploy the fuel-saving technology in their own cars through licensing agreements.

The latest of those link-ups is with Japan’s fifth largest car maker, Mazda Motor, which will use Toyota’s hybrid technology to develop and produce its own line of hybrid vehicles, the companies announced Monday. Mazda plans to combine the hybrid system with its next-generation “Sky” engine (pictured), currently under development, and plans to begin selling the vehicles in its home market beginning in 2013.

Read the full article here.

  

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