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Is the Tata Motors air car a hoax?

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Tata's compressed air vehicle, the AirPod, was scheduled for availability in the second half of 2015, reports Business Standard. As of December 2015, it is still not developed or available for public use. Zero Pollution Motors sets availability at late 2016 or early 2017.

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Tata Motors partners with Motor Development International, or MDI, to develop a compressed air-powered vehicle; and, franchisee Zero Pollution Motors plans to sell the vehicle. The AirPod holds three adults and one child; and, it can reach 50 miles per hour.

As of December 2015, Zero Pollution Motors sets availability at late 2016 or early 2017. Individuals can reserve an AirPod for $1000 from Zero Pollution Motors, but it can only be shipped to Hawaii. The reservation process sets no definite deployment time. The company offers no "regular updates on the status of production."

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