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Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:28 pm

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.

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Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:43 pm

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).

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Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:52 pm

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)
And there goes the first capacity bar! At 24,000 mi on 9/9/2013.
Second bar at 30,500 mi on 2/7/2015.

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Re: Wind tunnel picture of headlight / mirror airflow

Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:42 pm

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.

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