Air-powered Moped

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We’ve seen diesel bikes, electric bikes and virtually everything you would imagine, but the air-powered moped is the latest invention that catches our attention. The great innovatory action takes place in the Planet Mechanics show presented on the U.K. National Geographic channel.

Its inventor, Jem Stansfield had the wonderful idea of compressing air in carbon fiber tanks which are especially built for that and then use the energy of the evacuated air in order to be propelled on two wheels for approximately seven miles at a decent speed of eighteen miles per hour.

It is not something that you would like to try riding after building it in your back yard, but the video attached below will surely give a better view on how the system works on a pair of wheels and a frame (kind of like it all started back in the days when petrol engines were first mounted on bicycles).


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