Tata Nano To Offer Compressed Air Engine Optional, Make Electric Cars Look SillyBen Wojdyla7/09/08 6:00pmFiled to: tata nanoAir PowerAir Powered Tata NanoCompressed Air CarCompressed Air EngineMDIMDI Compressed Air CarMDI Compressed Air EngineMDI TechnologiesTata Nano Air EngineTata Nano Compressed Air Engineair powered carNanoTata59EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBuried in a New York Times article on "Low-Carbon Chic" (vomit) comes confirmation the Tata Nano, the $2500 (or maybe a bit more) mini-car will offer a MDI compressed air engine as an option. Tata has been backing MDI for a while now, and off-the-cuff we mused at the idea of the compressed air engine option in a Nano months ago. Given the novelty of the engine, it was more a dismissal than speculation. Well, we guess it turns out we were right. Remember after the Tata Nano was unveiled, how all the enviro-dweebs whined incessantly about how the huge swath of new little cars on India's streets would contribute bajillions of tons of carbon dioxide to the environment? Well, maybe they'll be eating some crow because $3 worth of electricity will probably fill a tank for a 125 mile trip.