Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) promises an "Air Car" by late 2009

A vehicle that runs on Compressed Air Technology (C.a.t.) developed by Motor Development International (MDI), is being brought to the United States by Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM). With a delivery date around the end of 2009, the Air Car will go 90 mph, carry six people, recharge from an outlet or compressed air tank, and cost around $17,000. This You Tube video gives an introduction to the Air Car.

Although the Air Car has been featured in the media many times, I somehow missed it until today.

Learn more about the Air Car at the Zero Pollution Motors website.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Jefflemus00's picture
Jefflemus00 says:

Very interesting, so the car runs on air, huh? Cool, so when do those come to the U.S.? : )

posted on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 9:57pm
Looney_Tooney's picture
Looney_Tooney says:

This is really cool. It is going to help the environment like the inventor in Australia said. I was just wondering, how long will one of them go until u need to refill the tank?

posted on Sun, 02/24/2008 - 12:31pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

The six-passenger CityCat model proposed for the USA is projected to have an 800 mile range (with the supplemental fuel option).

posted on Sun, 02/24/2008 - 2:27pm
LEE's picture
LEE says:

That's cool. A car that doesn't cost pollution and can carry up to six people. So if you need to refill the tank do you go to the gas station and use their air thingy for the car/bicycle tires?

posted on Sun, 02/24/2008 - 1:20pm
BLB's picture
BLB says:

That is really interesting. They came up with ethanol fuel for cars, hybrids, and now AIR!!! I think these are one of the greatest solution for global warming........ Only if it goes GLOBAL!!! Great idea!!!!!

posted on Sun, 02/24/2008 - 11:16pm
SLC's picture
SLC says:

I agree, it is a really interesting to now about an air car. Wow they just comming up with so much thing about cars. They would make a good solution for global warming too.

posted on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 11:59am
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

this is one of the greatest creation ever made.

posted on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 9:00pm
zephyr's picture
zephyr says:

this is sweet..... i would get one because i got to pay for gas and i think this might be cheaper......... do you think this will ever take over the gas automobile?

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Are you kidding?

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 2:29am
Twila's picture
Twila says:

I feel like this is a good thing with everything going on in global warming a stuff. This will help us prevent anything from happening. I will buy this car it sounds great. But everything that sounds good is not I will have to see it first. I think that I will like it. If everybody buys it things will be a lot better.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:36am
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

dam get this on the market quick. it will take alot to convert people from regular cars but nice start. gives me hope.


posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:36am
andyshadexx's picture
andyshadexx says:

Nice i guess this is a good star for stoping global warming

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:38am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It's interesant because is a mew form to not add contamination to the earth. If we try to continue with new ideas for protect the world we can find new resources.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:50am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

thats cold i would love to have a air car that hold more people then a regular car thats holds 4 and it dont ride on gas it run on air... i just hope the air tanks aint that expensive

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:59am
tiffany_88's picture
tiffany_88 says:

It's interesant because is a great proyect for not add contamination to the planet.

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 9:55am
porscha2008's picture
porscha2008 says:

i think that this is a very good creation....

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:14am
montez's picture
montez says:

i would like to have a air car

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:17am
bert123's picture
bert123 says:

its a good idea but is this a flawless design? what are the crash test rating and what would be the cost for compressed air and the stations that would refuel them?
IBI Call it what you want IBI

posted on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 10:21am
ID's picture
ID says:

In theory this sounds great, BUT....unless you have some highly efficient means of generating compressed air I am a bit skeptical about the environmental gains. How much energy is being used to create this air fuel?

posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 8:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What happened when the SUV ran over the Air Car ? No one knows; no one noticed.

posted on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 8:03pm
Walt's picture
Walt says:

Not one person will ever see this in the U.S.A.!

Unfortunately, our entire government is on the take! That includes Democrats, Republicans, Independents etc. Where would the tax money from oil go? Also this is too good to be true!

Good Luck!

posted on Tue, 06/10/2008 - 8:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

If you put the information together from the video the cost is around $0.02/mile U.S. Depending on how the electicity is made to power the generator it could reduce emissions or at least it moves them from the urban center to less populated area. Go to Wikipedia under Air Car for more info.

posted on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 7:08pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Thanks for mentioning the information about the air car at Wikipedia (click to learn more).
Of all the possible alternative fuel vehicles, I am most excited about this concept. Batteries are just too expensive .

posted on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 9:11am
Mark Pryor's picture
Mark Pryor says:

Brilliant - Revised old technology made better. This is a must have!!
I am going to contact the American manufacture and get on the list to purchase one. I was looking at the buying a conventional car BUT NOT NOW.

As for the belief that the US will never see it: Stop being so apathetic with the status quo and think in Technicolor vision.

This is the best thing for the American economy, just think how much more money you could save for retirement and to purchase goods. Really, stop and think about it. What are you spending on gasoline per month right now and what will you spend as gas prices rise? You can put all that back in your pocket – Brilliant!

posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 10:51am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Interesting....but...if everyone switches over to the air car, then we are going to need huge amounts of electricity, to run the compressors, to compress the air.

While this is a pretty darn good application of moving people and goods without fossil fuel, it is still limited by the physics that states " energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only change form".

I think its a good idea, but it still costs either fossil fuel to run an engine to compress the air, or electricity to run an electric motor to compress the air. I think the Californians , who suffer through brown-outs and black-outs during the summer, because their electrical grids are at 110% of capacity, might have a problem with this idea.

Either way, it still requires energy to move people, be it by fossil fuels or compressed air, or electricity. I think people might jump on the bandwagon because it is much cheaper than regular gas, but that is only until some marketing type figures out a way to gouge us for compressed air.

posted on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 6:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The compressed air car is very interesting, I hope it is a viable answer to our high fuel prices.
Now all we have to do is get the attention of the congressmen with this and other methods.

This country is slowly becoming a second rate country due to the mis-management of our government! We should be coming up with our own transportation solutions, not just France and Japan.

We need to investigate all sources of energy untill the most environmentally safe method wins the race! Political extremists either direction be damned.

posted on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 8:51pm

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