Company Mission Statement: "To bring zero pollution motoring at any speed, for any distance, to the largest number of motorists possible and, in doing so, significantly improve the quality of the air we breathe and reduce our collective carbon footprint."
Zero Pollution Motors is set to come out with a vehicle in late 2009 that will get over 1,000 miles per fill-up! It runs off of the combined propulsion of compressed air, that is pressurized and heated further by a fuel (gasoline, propane, ethanol, bio-fuels, perhaps even natual gas). Hopefully, hydrogen will be added as an optional fuel source. The ZPMs with it's 8 gallon fuel tank and its 4,500 psi compressed air tanks combined, currently will achieve 848 miles per fill-up, and has a top speed of 96 MPH! Other models run completely on compressed air, and have built-in air compressors and plug-in outlets. The compressed air only cars in and of themselves don't emit pollutants-- hence the name "Zero Pollution Motors." It is in this case, the communities and the utility companies that bear the challenges for building green power plants, so that no one will leave even an indirect carbon footprint. The dual propulsion ZPM vehicles (compressed air and fuel) do emit pollution. However, the amount of pollution and energy consumption is very small. For example, a 2007 Toyota Prius emits .34 lbs. of CO2 per mile. The ZPM vehicles will emit only .141 lbs. of C02 per mile-- that is twice as less than the Prius, and four times less than most automobiles! The vehicles will come fully loaded at around $18,000.00 USD, and will be shipped directly from the factory to one's home. Any maintenance and repair will be conducted at an authorized local repair facility. And models will come in different configurations, from sedans, to convertibles, from station-wagons to hatch-backs, and from pick-ups to mini-vans. ZPM is a product of the merged efforts of the MDI Corporation of France and of Tata Motors of India. One can visit the company website at, http://zeropollutionmotors.us/