An AIRPod (Compressed-Air Powered Vehicle) is an alternative fuel vehicle produced by Motor Development International and is to be released by Tata Motors, an Indian auto manufacturer. The 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, costing approximately a euro for each fill-up.
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With small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, fun and futuristic design, AIRPod mark a turning point in the range of urban vehicles while renewing the idea of the automobile and transportation. You can drive with a joystick, it only costs one euro per 200 km and leaves no one indifferent in crept in traffic.
It is a real breath of fresh air in our cities and the prelude to travel without pollution. Its small size makes it easy to park, keeping still a large internal volume. AIRPod helps us to forget the price of petrol.