Gallery: TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

Ventomobile racer by Inventus

You’ve likely heard of cars powered by electricity, hydrogen, and even solar energy; how about a vehicle powered entirely by the wind? Students at Stuttgart University recently perfected a vehicle propelled by nothing more than three wheels and a 6kw turbine. Created by team InVentus, the vehicle will participate in the world’s first wind-powered vehicle race later this month.

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  1. woodgrainstone August 13, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    What about just hooking up a sail to a bicycle?
    It may claim to surmound engineering hurdles, but will it really work?

    I\’m sticking to landsailing for now

  2. Fair Trade August 12, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Great design… should be a good race – racing into the wind. Can’t be long before this approach scales up to help power boats and ships.

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