Compressed-air engine


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an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air.

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The compressed-air engine seemed a good match for Tata's lightweight, $2,500 Nano city car that was designed to be a scooter replacement.
French engineer Guy Negre has developed a compressed-air engine, which has attracted interest from India's Tata Motors - reportedly interested in buying Jaguar and Land Rover - but the technology is still in its early stages.
Energine, along with French company Moteur Development International, are the two major players in the compressed-air engine technology market.
CNN recently reported that Korea's Energine Corporation has developed a new compressed-air engine for use in a pneumatic-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).