While outfits like Lightning and Tesla
are attempting to make eco-friendly cars sexy, MDI is taking things in
a completely different direction. The recently-made-official Airpod
looks practically nothing like anything seen on American roadways
today, which is probably why it's apt to hit the streets of France and
New Zealand first. The oddly shaped automobile will reportedly reach a
top speed of 70kmh (44mph) and cruise 100-kilometers (62 miles) on just
$2. The secret? A minuscule compressed air-powered engine on each of
the rear wheels, both of which get instructed by the car's joystick
(Atari fans, rejoice!). We're told that reloading the engine with hot
air takes less than two minutes, and if all goes well, the first of the
urban vehicles will hit the cobblestones in the spring of 2009. Is that
the sound of Tata's NANO feeling threatened, or what?
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