This Sleek, Pollutant-Free Electric Vehicle Purifies the Air as it Drives

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Called Airo, the air-purifying vehicle was first unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show. It is fully electric & features both autonomous & driver-controlled modes.

By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News
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This Sleek, Pollutant-Free Electric Vehicle Purifies the Air as it Drives

From futuristic bus shelters to algae-filled curtains, designers around the world have found endlessly creative ways to improve air quality in cities. Now, a team from Heatherwick Studio has designed a sustainable solution that takes tackling air pollution to a whole new level: an autonomous car that purifies the air on the go.

Called Airo, the air-purifying vehicle was first unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show in April. It is fully electric and features both autonomous and driver-controlled modes but, more excitingly, the vehicle is designed to vacuum up polluted air around it as it drives. The car does that using a HEPA filtering system that actively sucks up the pollutants from other cars, improving the air quality around it.

The futuristic car’s design also boasts a customizable interior with rotating seats that fully extend to become a double bed, as well as a screen that turns the interior into a gaming space or a four-wheeled cinema.

In addition to the car, the studio designed a sleek charging station that includes a retractable wire and an ergonomic handle for easy connection to electric vehicles. According to the company, the car is expected to go into production in 2023.

By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News
© 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved

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