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Volvo Air Motion concept car

Volvo Air Motion concept car

Volvo Air Motion concept car

Volvo Air Motion concept car

Volvo Air Motion concept car
Make Volvo
Model Air Motion
Concept year 2010
Production year -
Engine compressed air

The Volvo Air Motion concept car is the vehicle Volvo entered into the 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge competition. The Air Motion is designed to meet the 2010 competition's design brief - which was to produce a vehicle which weighed less than 1,000 lbs (454 kgs), and could safely and comfortably carry up to four people.

The Volvo Air Motion concept was introduced by Volvo with an accompanying fictional history and engineering explanation. Here it is:


A vehicle lighter than a Formula 1 racing car... Experiencing the adrenaline rush of carving through the canyons with up to three friends… Not using a drop of gasoline... Now just imagine if these dreams could be brought together in a single vehicle.

Tipping the scales at under 1,000 lbs, the Volvo Air Motion Concept makes these dreams a reality and delivers this along with a fine example of Scandinavian design. Designed like a clam shell and sculptured from ultra light carbon fiber the bodywork is both light and strong.

Minimizing weight and complexity, while maximizing driving enjoyment, is the philosophy behind the Volvo Air Motion. Thousands of 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 Air Motion's 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 1,000 ft. 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.

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