Zero Pollution Motors (Air Car)

SEASON 6 EPISODE 27
PitchEco-friendly cars powered by compressed-air
Entrepreneur Pat Boone and Ethan Tucker
Asked For$5,000,000 for 50%
Deal$5,000,000 for 50%
SharkRobert Herjavec
StatusOut of Business

Company Background

What is Zero Pollution Motors?

Zero Pollution Motors is among the US licensees for Luxembourg-based MDI and is the developer of air-powered vehicles, popularly known as AIRPod. The license allows the company to manufacture and sell the AIRPods throughout the US to authorized regions. Available products are three namely, AIRPod Standard, AIRPod Cargo, and AIRPod Baby.

Who Founded Zero Pollution Motors?

Pat Boone and Ethan Tucker founded the company in 2000. They have over twenty years of experience in the industry, and they claim to produce the first air-compressed car in the US. Before starting the business, Pat Boone was a singer while Ethan Tucker was an actor, a producer, and a screenwriter. Apart from the business, Ethan is currently actively involved in mentoring entrepreneurs who venture into tech startups.

Founder’s Story

The drive behind Ethan’s and Boone’s ideas of producing eco-friendly cars was to create clean and no pollution locomotives to save the environment in the crowded cities of the US. In addition to that, they wanted to help reduce the over-dependence of vehicles on fossil fuels. While residing in Vermont, Ethan worked on a project involving writing a screenplay about Nikola Tesla, one of the proclaimed inventors.

It made him interested in innovative green technology. Before pitching their business on Shark Tank, Pat Boone and Ethan Tucker had already been authorized to produce AIRPods in Hawaii. Tucker considered the AIRPod as an innovation that creates a market.

Although the environmentally friendly car was certified in 2010, the founders faced some difficulties just like other innovations. There were cases of delayed production since some investors the company contracted with failed to honor their end of the deal. Triumphantly, according to Tucker, the delays are over.

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  1. ZPM posted on Facebook in 2015 that the deal with Robert fell through nine months after making it, and despite repeated promises, they still have yet to produce an actual car. This deal was (and might still be) the largest deal made in Shark history thus far.

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