This Tiny Car Runs On Air!


Electric cars have been the main source of hope in the alternative car market and have become largely accepted worldwide by many major motor companies, but Tata Motors (an Indian car manufacturer) is changing things up with the first car to run on air, the Airpod.

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The Airpod’s technology was originally created in France at Motor Development International but has since been bought buy Tata in hopes to bring it to the Indian consumer car market. With virtually zero emissions and at the cost of about a penny per kilometer, it is definitely one of the most environmentally and economically friendly vehicles in the world. The tank holds about 175 liters of compressed air that can be filled at special stations or by activating the on-board electric motor to suck air in from the outside. Costing about $10,000, this car could beat out most smart cars from the market.

The design is still being worked on, as well as inputting more traditional steering tools as it currently uses a joystick to control the rear differential, but this car certainly has a lot of potential for getting around the city. It may start in India but could spread like wildfire from there so keep an eye out for Airpod in your city in the coming years.


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11 Responses to " This Tiny Car Runs On Air! "

  1. Bob says:

    You’ve been trolled – this is vapourware.

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  3. Chris R says:

    This story was first published in January 2000…. I like how the author of this story recycles a 2010 CNN clip.   What makes this news?

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  5. Chris Paris says:

    You do know that the electric motor on this thing doesn’t “run on air” any more than a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine does. Right? Or did that little part of science escape the tech wizzes here?

    Still waiting for Tata’s £1,000 car.

    Tata spews garbage, and the media sucks it up. Let’s see some followup on this in a year or two. 

  6. OutOfAir says:

    I guess the air has gone out of this story

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