Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Evonik Electric Kite Car Travels Across Australia on Just $15

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  February 6, 2013


Whether you like it or not, electric cars are part of our future, and I hope that my next one will be able to function without the need of any gas. Distance races are quite important, because they allow teams to showcase and iron out the faults in rapidly-developing electric vehicle technologies.

evonik wind explorer car electric photo

The tiny two-seat Evonik Wind Explorer electric car has traveled across Australia, which covers about 3,100 miles from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Coast. Incredibly, the trip used less than $15 in electricity. The EV was run by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are capable of being juiced up by a mobile wind turbine, producing enough energy to travel 174 to 224 miles a day.

evonik wind explorer car electric side photo

The Evonik car was constructed out of lightweight carbon fiber, and has a kite that gives it an added boost in the wind – but wouldn’t be very practical in the city.

I wonder when I’ll be able to use this kind of vehicle to travel around daily.

[via Wired via designboom]



Puik Rare Decanter + Glasses

Puik Rare Decanter + Glasses

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Gold Tone Guitar Shelf

Retro BFP F-150 Goes Back to the ’80s

Retro BFP F-150 Goes Back to the ’80s

2022 Toyota GR 86 Is Stiffer and Improves on Horsepower and Torque

2022 Toyota GR 86 Is Stiffer and Improves on Horsepower and Torque

2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Price, Specs, and Photos Revealed

2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Price, Specs, and Photos Revealed

Advertisement