AIRPod

The first compressed air-powered car

AIRPod - Zero Pollution Motors

The first compressed air-powered car

AIRPod - Zero Pollution Motors

Gasoline is already the fuel of the past. The search is on, but what will the fuel of the future be? Zero Pollution Motors, LLC predicts air compression. Zero Pollution Motors is poised to produce the first compressed air-powered car for sale in the United States by 2nd half 2015. The AIRPod vehicle, developed by MDI (www.mdi.lu), is the solution to urban pollution and urban mobility. With its small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, and a fun and futuristic design, AIRPod marks a turning point in the range of urban vehicles. It is a real breath of fresh air in cities and the prelude to travel without pollution.

AIRPod

Zero Pollution Motors, LLC is launching the urban car of the future, now.

How can compressed air fuel a car? The laws of physics dictate that uncontained gases will fill any given space. The easiest way to see this in action is to inflate a balloon. The elastic skin of the balloon holds the air tightly inside, but the moment you use a pin to create a hole in the balloon’s surface, the air expands outward with so much energy that the balloon explodes. Compressing a gas into a small space is a way to store energy. When the gas expands again, that energy is released to do work. This principle is the basis behind what makes an air car run.

Due to the operating costs and ease of use of the vehicle, the compressed air car is a disruptive technology that addresses one of the issues of electric cars, which is the charging time. In the case of compressed air, the car can be refilled like a gasoline car by transferring compressed air from a compressed air station, similar to the one that exists today at the gas station for the fill up the tires but with larger capacity and pressure in order to refill the vehicles.

Ivo Valkenburg

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