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Added 5 February, 2013

Kite-powered vehicles are coming

Evonik has already demonstrated the power of wind technology by driving an electric vehicle across Australia. The Wind Explorer has its own mobile power supply and when the lithium-ion batteries are empty, they can be recharged via a portable wind turbine, which produces enough energy to travel 280-360 km a day. As well as wind power, the Wind Explorer can be driven by a giant kite, which is able to propel the lightweight vehicle forward with only a slight wind. In this way, it reached speeds of around 80 kph and covered 5,000 km using less than $15 worth of electricity.
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