Tata motors has planned to release the AIRPOD air powered car (urban vehicle). AirPod is three passenger transportation module uses compressed air instead of traditional alternative fuels like compressed hydrogen or natural gas for a carbon-neutral, zero-emissions ride developed by MDI. Its special engine works by extracting air pressure from its 175 litre storage tank on board, which refills itself either through an external pump or while driving with the help of a complimentary electric motor. the vehicle reaches a top speed of 43 mp/h ( 70 km/h ), making it ideal for urban inner city travel in congested metropolis areas. with a range of over two hundred kilometres, it only takes around two minutes for a full tank, costing approximately one euro to fill.
The Airpod urban commuter vehicle is fully powered by compressed air. The zero-emission vehicle and is set to come in three models; the standard 4-seater, the Cargo version, and the Baby, a 2-seater version. The AIRPod reaches a top speed of 43 mph, which would be applicable for inner city travel. It runs for 124 miles on a full tank of air which takes around two minutes to fill, at the cost of about 2.5 Euro Cents per kilometre, it is definitely one of the most environmentally and economically friendly vehicles in the world. The tank holds about 175 litres of compressed air that can be filled at home, at special stations, or by activating the on-board electric motor to suck air in from the outside.
The expected price of the Air powered car (AirPod) is around €7,000, and with the cars cheap running costs it makes the vehicle both cheap to purchase and cheap to run and could arguably beat out most smart cars from the market.
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