IM Motors in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio has created a new concept for the Airo electric car that will clean pollution as it drives. Revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show, the car will be fitted with a HEPA – high-efficiency particulate air– filtering system that will actively clean pollution. Stay with us to discover more about this fantastic news that will be a game-changer in the car world!

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

“Airo isn’t simply another electric car that doesn’t pollute the air” – Thomas Heatherwick

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

“Instead, using the latest HEPA-filter technology, it goes further by also vacuuming up pollutants from other cars as it drives along.” – Thomas Heatherwick

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

Designed with a flexible interior with rotating seats, the new IM Motors electric car is not just a driving machine, it can also be reconfigured as a multi-functional room. A four-leaf table can be unfolded, when the seats are facing each other, to create a space where people can have dinner, play games, or watch movies. This car is much more than just a car, it can be also a leisure area!

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

The first car designed by Heatherwick Studio for IM Motors can be also transformed into a bedroom, due to the ability of the seats to recline to their fullest, creating a double bed.

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

When activated in this mode, the glass roof of the IM Motors turns opaque in order to create a private area, due to the latest technology.

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IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

“Designed to simultaneously address the global space shortage, Airo is also a multi-functional room with extra space for dining, working, gaming or even sleeping.” – Thomas Heatherwick

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

“As a new room for our lives, with a changing view, Airo is  a car intended to transport us to a cleaner and better future.” – Thomas Heatherwick

A charging station was also, alongside the car, designed by Heatherwick Studio, and it will be built from weathered steel and have a rectangular wire for users to charge their car.

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

Planned to go into production in the year 2023, the electric car was designed for IM Motors – a Chinese brand created by SAIC Motor, Alibaba Group, and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Group.

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

Although the studio had previously designed a bus for London and a boat with the purpose to transport tourists and locals along the Loire river between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, this masterpiece will be the first-ever car designed by Heatherwick Studio.

IM Motors Car That Clean Pollution As It Drives

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