Strange AIRPod Will Breathe Air and Exhale...Still Air

Nobody would have thought that the economic crisis together with the soaring gas prices could actually lead to innovation, yet French company MDI is bound to prove the opposite as it recently launched the new AIRPod, a compressed air vehicle with zero pollution.

According to, 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.

Motor Development International says that the AIRPod will be available with a top speed of 45 kilometers per hour, suitable for persons without a driving license, or a 70 kilometers per hour for those that speak the driving language. In terms of autonomy, the pod can go for 220 kilometers on a single charge, which is quite an amazing achievement, especially for urban environments.

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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