Wind Explorer - A Wind Powered Car

Wind Explorer is a lightweight carbon fiber car that is powered by Li batteries and a portable wind turbine.It is designed by New Jersey based Evonik Industries.The Wind Explorer has just traveled 3,000 miles across Australia and used only unbelievable $15 worth of electricity. The car used a portable wind turbine,Li-ion batteries and a giant kite that pulled the car when the wind was favorable.Producing enough energy to travel 175 to 225 miles a day,the Li-ion batteries were recharged at night for the most part of the journey. The carbon fiber body with batteries and portable turbine weighs around 470 Lbs. With two average sized people,the Wind Explorer weights around 1,000 Lbs. Please see the video.


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