Airpod: Super smart car, breath of fresh air

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India’s Tata Motors is fine tuning a vehicle that emits zero pollution and zips around at 60km/h through the magic of compressed air.

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Taking the Smart car a step further, India’s Tata Motors is fine tuning the Airpods, a vehicle producing zero pollution and zip around at 40 mph through the magic of compressed air. The engines come from MDI (Motor Development International) a Luxemburg firm that has been tooling around with the concept for 20 years.

Tata Motors bought the rights to sell MDI’s design and have had troubles getting the car on the road. But now they are in phase 2 after successfully testing two engines and are getting ready for a commercial launch. The car holds three people, although the back seat passenger has to sit backwards, harkening back to those rear station wagon seats of some baby boomer’s childhood.

This article was originally published on Climate Central – www.climatecentral.org. Reproduced with permission.

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  1. Gordon Garradd 7 years ago

    The article seems rather short on detail- 2 paragraphs and a photo.
    Perhaps it is zero pollution directly from the car, but what energy source are they using to compress the air, an inherently inefficient process?

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