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While electric motos are certainly the focus these days for non ICE alternatives to hauling our asses around in the most fun way imaginable, here comes another option... Air Power! Enter the 02 Pursuit, fueled by a conventional scuba-diving tank.
Still in the prototype stage, the Pursuit is being developed by Melbourne designer Dean Benstead based around the "Engineair" technology developed by fellow Melbourner, Angelo Di Pietro. The Di Pietro Motor is a rotary-piston design that uses far less parts than a conventional motor, can deliver instant torque and provides a friction-free environment for the piston to turn by cushioning it with air. For more on this motor, check out: http://esr.cc/y2kcwJ
I'm certainly intrigued by this. The designer is claiming to be close to current electrics in terms of performance, but with a quicker "re-fuel" time and no battery waste at the end.
Follow the project here: http://o2pursuitdeanbenstead.wordpress.com/
Video here: http://media.theage.drive.com.au/cars/car-news/motorbike-that-runs-on-air-2797531.html