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Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:28 pm
by EVDRIVER
They should put fan generators right where the wind passes, VAWTs that charge the pack. That would probably add 20 miles on the highway. Those plus a larger solar panel and the car may drive perpetually in the sun.

Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:43 pm
by TonyWilliams
EVDRIVER wrote:They should put fan generators right where the wind passes, VAWTs that charge the pack. That would probably add 20 miles on the highway. Those plus a larger solar panel and the car may drive perpetually in the sun.
Or just drive forever downhill (by the way, I think the sun powered car has already been done several years ago).

Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:52 pm
by gbarry42
TonyWilliams wrote:by the way, I think the sun powered car has already been done several years ago
Sunraycer, by GM (with AeroVironment, by the way)

Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:42 pm
by leaf4me
aqn wrote:Now, all I need to do is to find proof that the pic above is not a Photochop job! :D
I noticed that this picture is also on Nissan's website (http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/STORIES/VOL03/02.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) if that helps.