evonik kite powered electric car travels across australia
feb 04, 2013
evonik kite powered electric car travels across australia


evonik kite-powered electric car travels across australia
image courtesy evonik

 

 

starting its journey in the south of perth, the lightweight ‘evonik wind-explorer‘ electric car has traversed across australia,
covering 5,000 kilometers from the indian ocean to sydney on the pacific coast. utilizing less than 15 dollars in electricity,
the EV is operated by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries capable of being powered by a mobile wind turbine – producing
enough energy to travel 280-360 kilometers a day. with a range capacity of eight kilowatt-hours, the battery pack enable
the ‘wind-explorer’ to travel up to 400 km in temperatures of up to 60 degrees celsius. constructed from ‘rohacell’ sandwich
carbon fiber, the body weight is reduced significantly – allowing the vehicle to travel hundreds of kilometers by kite as well.

 

 

EV side detail
image courtesy evonik

 

 

kite-powered electric car travelling across australia

 

 

H/T wired

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