Air Pod on Shark Tank
|Air Pods from Zero Pollution Motors|
seen on the Shark Tank in Episode 626 - May 1, 2015
The entrepreneurs pitching to the Shark's in this Episode 626 on the Shark Tank is the President of Zero Pollution Motors, Ethan Tucker, and famous singersong writer Pat Boone. Filling up an Air Pod vehicle is similar to filling up the air compressor out in the garage. It takes about the same time filling up a car with gas as it does to top-off a tank of air in the AirPod. As far as safety goes, the air tanks on the Air Pod is made from carbon fiber and designed to split and safely let the compressed air out with no explosion.
Neither Pat Boone or Ethan Tucker invented the technology for the Air Pod but obtained exclusive rights to begin production and start selling these vehicles running on air in the USA.
The average retail price for an AirPod is under $10,000.00 each, and considering how abundant air is for filling up the tank, this seems like a cheap viable mode of local transportation.
The primary concept to bring Air Pods to the US market is create micro production factories all across America. By creating multiple micro production factories will, in theory, keep production costs down and cheaper and greener to deliver vehicles to customers. Hawaii was mentioned for the first production plant during a Indiegogo Campaign ending in March 2014, and most likely will be brought up during the Shark Tank Show. The campaign, however, may have proved the US market might not be ready driving around in this rather unusual three-wheeled vehicle.
The Air Pod by Zero Pollution Motors Reviews before Shark TankI think air compressed motors powerful enough to power motorized vehicles is a fantastic idea that'll gain traction especially after this Episode 626 airs on the Shark Tank May 1, 2015. What I'm not sure of is the overall design of the Air Pods, which, to me, looks a little buggy-like for lack of better words. The technology for air compressed motors is sound, but its interesting Zero Pollution Motors is going all-in with a car design so far off in the future. Take the same concept and put it into redesigning golf carts or ATV's first, for instance, would help sell Air Pods for transportation around town a little easier.
The press release pictures Disney and ABC released for this episode of the Shark Tank shows Tucker and Boone standing in front of what looks like a cardboard cut out of the Air Pod Car. Unfortunately, it looks like the Sharks will not be driving around the Air Pod and demonstrating this unique vehicle to millions of Shark Tank Fans. That's too bad because watching the Sharks drive a 3-wheeled car with a joystick steering wheel would've been a site to see.
Would you pay $10,000.00 for a vehicle running on nothing but compressed air?
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