Thursday, September 20, 2007

A car that runs on wind and sun?

By Ben Cohen

We sent a man to the moon in the 1960's, and managed to clone a sheep before the millennium was out. At least 50 years behind the times, the automobile industry is now catching up with modern science and has created a car powered with wind and sun. The technology has been around for years, but Mitsubishi finally looks like getting out act together and using it to do something good for people, and good for the environment. Don't expect the oil companies to be thrilled about this:


Mitsibushi Motors new eco-friendly car runs on wind and sun
anshu | Sep 17 2007

Recently, Mitsibushi Motors Corp, has declared an interesting concept of electric vehicle. This vehicle will effectively utilize solar and wind energy. This unqiue vehicle will be exhibited this autumn at Tokyo Motor Show.

Major highlights of MiEV sports model are high performance rechargeable battery and aluminum body. One charge will offer a range of 200 kilometers. Its maximum speed will be up to 180 kilometers.

A solar cell panel has been attached to the roof on this electric car. Thus, it will able to generate electricity in the presence of sunlight. For wind power generation, there will be a fan attached. Generation of wind power will be effectively done with the availability of front air intake system.

Both the solar and wind energy are supplementary sources with environmental factor as the company’s consideration. On October 26, Tokyo Motor Show will start at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture.