Posts Tagged ‘wind power’

Wind Explorer – Wind-Powered Vehicle that Crossed the Australian Continent

February 16th, 2011

Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer are two German inventors that decided to go on a journey from Perth to Sydney in their pod-shaped vehicle.

Recently, after a three-week adventure, they managed to complete their task, spending only under $16.

Their vehicle, called Wind Explorer, is the world’s first self-sufficient wind-powered car. It includes lithium-ion batteries that can be charged overnight using a mobile wind turbine. » Read more: Wind Explorer – Wind-Powered Vehicle that Crossed the Australian Continent

Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster Than the Wind

August 3rd, 2010

Rick Cavallaro together with the team from fasterthanthewind.org was able to create a wind-powered vehicle that can travel faster than the wind.

The team carried out the records runs at El Mirage, California. The speed registered by the vehicle was officially recognized by the North American Land Sailing Association.

The vehicle went downwind 2.8 times the wind speed, with the wind speed being 13.5mph.

It is worth mentioning that engineers and researchers managed to achieve such a result using an ultra-lightweight cart, which also had good aerodynamics. » Read more: Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster Than the Wind

Bentley Jeckyll and Hyde – Concept Car that Harnesses Solar and Wind Energy

July 29th, 2010

This futuristic concept of an electric vehicle is wisely called the Bentley Jeckyll and Hyde.

It is obvious that this car is not like the other models from Bentley.

The concept was designed by Bora Kim, and if it is built, the Bentley Jeckyll and Hyde has good chances of revolutionizing the luxury car industry.

One of its interesting features is the ability to manipulate the surface for aerodynamics. » Read more: Bentley Jeckyll and Hyde – Concept Car that Harnesses Solar and Wind Energy

AERO – Eco-friendly Concept Car that Harnesses Wind and Solar Energy

January 18th, 2010

aero-green-car-conceptAERO represents a three-wheeled electric car for two people. It was designed by Cristian Polaco, who was inspired by the shapes of nature. The designer thought about developing a vehicle that would be eco-friendly and would boast a design that could remind of air and water.

Both, the design and functional features of the mid-engine rear wheel drive electric car were also influenced by the contemporary aspects one can find in Formula 1 cars. The vehicle’s body is made using compressed polymers which are quite easy to recycle and which make the car rather lightweight. » Read more: AERO – Eco-friendly Concept Car that Harnesses Wind and Solar Energy