It is worth mentioning that the Japanese auto giant showcased its green vehicle at the 2010 LA Auto Show’s Design Challenge competition.
One of the company’s main goals was to design a car that would weight less than 1,000lbs. Besides being very lightweight, Honda Air is able to carry up to 4 people.
The compressed air vehicle from Honda represents the company’s vision of a coastal cruiser for those who enjoy an aggressive lifestyle.
It would be interesting to note that designers of Honda Air were inspired by roller coasters and skydiving wing-suits.
Being powered by compressed air and a pneumatic regulator system, Honda Air makes use of turbo vacuums and external air-flow to produce tank pressure and thus extend its range which is 100 miles.
In order to create a lightweight compressed air vehicle, designers thought about using body panels and fairings made from vegetable-based polymers. In addition, the car’s cockpit was design is a way to increase the open air driving performance.