Wind Explorer – German Team Goes 3,000 Miles In A Wind Powered Car

Posted on Feb 17 2011 - 10:38am by Craig

Wind Powered Car  Wind Explorer

A bunch of records were broken as Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer took the Wind Explorer for a ride,  a long ride.  They took their electric car, on an 18 day trip across Australia going over 3,000 miles.  The Wind Explorer is an electric car that is powered by an electricity generating wind turbine and a giant kite.

To go the distance the team charged the electric car at night using a collapsible 20 foot wind turbine.  If winds were strong enough they would deploy a kite to act as a sail.  Video of the team in action after the break.

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  1. martin February 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm -

    now, that`s a cool gadget. travelling a continent without spending a dime on petrol. hell yeah!!! and obviously the girls like i too…

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