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Old 02-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wind-powered car sets records in a 3,100-mile road test - Yahoo! Shopping

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Old 02-19-2011, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...uh, winds typically "die-down" at night and "blow" during daylight hours.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It should do really well inside the Washington, DC beltway...
or near any state's capital.

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Old 02-19-2011, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...uh, winds typically "die-down" at night and "blow" during daylight hours.
not if your entire life takes place in the Australian outback! but since that is very few people this idea isn't very practical
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's windy here a lot, no matter what time it is...
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Definitely enforces commuting if driven over long distances... can't see one person setting up and rigging the wind turbine on their own...
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German adventurers drive wind-powered electric car across southern Australia | Technology | Los Angeles Times

http://af.reuters.com/article/energy...71E04F20110216

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/02/win...to-get-around/



these have more pics/vid clip and a few more details, all scattered about in several non-cohesive articles...
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There are days around here where you could hoist the kite, and do the speed limit while recharging the battery with regenerative braking. If only I could figure out how to handle the #@&! overpasses :-)
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