Korean Firm Reveals Compressed Air Hybrid Vehicle

Engine runs off air compressed by electric motor powered by 48-volt battery, eliminating need for fuel. Photo available on CNN web site.

Published: 30-Mar-2005

The engine, which powers a pneumatic-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), works alongside an electric motor to create the power source.

The system eliminates the need for fuel, making the PHEV pollution-free.

Cheol-Seung Cho, of Energine Corporation, told CNN the system is controlled by a computer inside the car, which instructs the compressed-air engine and electric motor what to do.

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