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New Car Runs on Compressed Air

From air to eternity for the environment
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2010 4:08 AM CST
New Car Runs on Compressed Air
A visitor takes a look at the AirPod car during the Geneva Auto Show last year.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

(Newser) – A tiny new car is literally a breeze to run and promises less damage to the environment than its rivals. The 3-wheel, 2-door, 4-seater AirPod, created in the UK, runs on compressed air and reaches speeds of up to 50mph. French distributor Motor Development International plans to sell the nearly noiseless vehicle for $10,000. The company intends to bid to supply a planned "Autolib" system in the city of Paris in which consumers could pick up and drop off small cars at various stations throughout the metropolitan area. To see the car in operation, click the CNN video here.
(Read more AirPod stories.)

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