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Volvo Air Motion Concept 2010

As with every year, Volvo will participate in the Design Challenge Competition this year again along with other car manufacturers and will present the Volvo Air Motion Concept. The Air Motion Concept is Volvo's ultra light clam shell sculptured vehicle and uses compressed air motors to power the vehicle.

During the LA Auto Show, a scale model of this car will be on display as well.

Volvo Air Motion - an ultra light clam shell sculptured vehicle

Imagine A vehicle lighter than a Formula 1 racing car... Experiencing the adrenaline rush of carving through the canyons with up to 3 friends... Not using a drop of gasoline... Now just imagine if these dreams could be brought together in a single vehicle. During Los Angeles Auto Show a scale model of this car - Volvo Air Motion - will be on display and participates in the Design Challenge Competition.

Tipping the scales at under 1,000lbs the Volvo Air Motion Concept makes these dreams a reality and delivers this in a beautiful Scandinavian body. Designed like a clam shell and sculptured from ultra light carbon fiber.

Minimizing weight and complexity, while maximizing driving enjoyment, is the philosophy behind this vehicle. Thousands fewer components are employed than in a traditional car thanks to the powerful yet simple compressed air motors that replace a heavy internal combustion engine. The motors cool down under load rather than heat up, thus removing the need for heavy cooling systems. An integrated approach to designing the chassis, interior and suspension also contribute significantly.

To compress the air needed for the centrally mounted air tank, Air Replenishment Sites are used. Powered by air turbines floating 1,000ft in the air they harness the power of the wind and convert it to electricity to provide the compression.

Aimed at the driving enthusiast, by a company synonymous with safety and environmental care, the Volvo Air Motion demonstrates the beauty and purity of Scandinavian design and delivers a guilt free, raw driving experience.

Introducing a new form of exhilaration. The Volvo Air Motion Canyon Carver.

Volvo Air Motion Concept 2010

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