Kite-Powered Electric Vehicle Drives Across Australia

Kite-Powered Electric Vehicle Drives Across Australia
Design

The Wind Explorer is an alternative transportation concept that uses three different sustainable methods to recharge and propel itself.

Ishmael Vasquez
  • 24 february 2011

Driving across Australia in an electric car is an ambitious feat, with the lack of power stations and the high probability of failing, but a pair of German “extreme sportsmen” recently crossed Australia in 18-days from Albany to Sydney in a lightweight car powered by a kite. The two developers and pilots Stefan Simmerer and Dirk Gion teamed-up with industrial group Evonik to produce the Wind Explorer, made from lightweight composites and loaded up with lithium-ion batteries.

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