Celebrating Human Ingenuity for Earth Day: The Air Powered Motorcycle
Happy Earth Day
! Of course, every day is Earth Day, and here at Really Natural
, we want to celebrate individual human ingenuity at solving the climate crisis on this special day. We've told you about the 16-year-old that converted his truck to an EV
and the revolutionary car that runs on compressed air
, now Jem Stansfield, a University of Bristol graduate with a degree in aeronautics
, created a bike that runs on air. By strapping two high-pressure tanks onto the side of his Puch moped, Jem created this moped in his garage that has a top speed of 18 mph and travels seven miles before the compressed air runs out.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at April 22, 2008 6:02 AM
I can definitely see the advantage of a bicycle with some umph but I have to say I was quite happy on my regular bike today. I was waiting at a stoplight beside a motorcycle and he was reving his engine. When the light turned green I started pedaling through the intersection and he stalled not once, not twice, but three times.