A vehicle lighter than a Formula 1 racing car – this is the Volvo Air Motion concept.
Thousands fewer components are employed than in a traditional car thanks to the powerful yet simple compressed air motors that replace a heavy internal combustion engine.
The motors cool down under load rather than heat up, thus removing the need for heavy cooling systems. An integrated approach to designing the chassis, interior and suspension also contribute significantly.
To compress the air needed for the centrally mounted air tank, Air Replenishment Sites are used. Powered by air turbines floating 1,000ft in the air they harness the power of the wind and convert it to electricity to provide the compression.
The Volvo Air Motion Canyon Carver will be displayed at Volvo stands at 2010 LA Auto Show.