Strange AIRPod Will Breathe Air and Exhale...Still Air
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According to zeropollutionmotors.us, measuring only 2.07 meters in length, 1.6 meters in width and 1.74 meters in height and weighing an incredible 220 kilograms the vehicle is surprisingly roomy and can accommodate up to four passengers, three adults and one child.
Apparently, the AIRPod uses a compressed air system relying on electricity to move the engine's pistons. Upon operating the joystick to steer the vehicle, different speeds will be applied to the rear wheels and this will cause AIRPod to change direction.
EcoGeek claims that refilling an air car can be extremely quick if you happen to have an aircar fueling station nearby or quite slow if you have to charge using an inexpensive home compressor.
Slotted for availability in 2009, the AIRPod will first be seen on the streets of France and probably some others in Europe, while the Americans will most likely get a taste of the strange contraption in 2010. Unfortunately, no pricing information has been made available.
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