Kite-Powered Electric Vehicle Drives Across Australia
The Wind Explorer is an alternative transportation concept that uses three different sustainable methods to recharge and propel itself.
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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