Indian Students Invent Eco-Friendly Motorbike

In a bid to promote green energy, engineering students from Palwal City in India's northern Haryana state, have designed a motorbike that runs on oxygen.

The students say their model is a breakthrough invention for eco-friendly vehicles and will reduce dependency on non-renewable fuels such as gasoline and diesel.

[Pratham Pal, Engineering Student]:
"This bike is different from others because the engine doesn’t burn fuel, nor does the temperature rise. The air is compressed and transferred to the engine without any combustion. The piston reciprocates from the air pressure leading to an up-down movement, making the flywheel run and the bike move.”

Students say the basic concept behind the invention is to achieve an equivalent thrust of blast inside the engine without using any combustion.

The bike can run at a speed of six to 12 miles an hour for up to 370 miles using 100 liters of 300 PSI oxygen.

Eco-friendly vehicles are becoming more popular in India as pollution increases, making the students’ prototype viable.

The students are hoping to get financial assistance to develop their prototype further so that they can reach a wider range of customers.