Wind-Powered Vehicle «Greenbird»
Author: peter Date: 14 November, Category: Appealing, Visits 2594
[Wind-powered electric vehicles primarily use wind-turbines installed at a strategic point of the vehicle, which are then converted into electric energy which causes the vehicle to propel. While they are not in mainstream use yet, many schools have begun building the new technology and research into their curriculums to teach students and to get them active in the subject.
Ecotricitys Greenbird vehicle, designed and piloted by Richard Jenkins, broke the land speed world record for a wind-powered vehicle in 2009. Greenbird recorded a top speed of 126.4 mph (203.4 km/h), and sustained a speed of 126.2 mph (203.1 km/h) for the required time of three seconds, beating the previous, American held, record of 116 mph (186.7 km/h), set by Bob Schumacher in the Iron Duck in March 1999 at the same location]. – Wikipedia
Photos: Richard Jenkins poses for photographs with the worlds fastest wind powered land Vehicle at Science Museum on August 3, 2009 in London, England. Richard Jenkins broke the record reaching in his Greenbird car on the dry plains of Lake Ivanpah in Nevada, USA. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)