Thursday, January 29, 2009

Solar and wind powered car planned by US students

News in that two Californian high school students have revealed ambitious plans to build a solar and wind-powered sportscar:

This two seater sportscar is to be powered by 212 kilowatt motor that is said to be capable of accelerating from nought to 60mph in under four seconds and to a top speed of 155mph. The car will use a solar-powered battery to get up to speed after which airflow passing over the vehicle will be used to power an onboard turbine. Generated electricity will be stored in ultra-capacitors and are combined with energy also stored in a battery that is charged by solar panels located on the roof of the car.

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