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Chinese Farmer Builds Wind-Powered Car
By Anthea Quay, 26 Apr 2012
Beijing-based farmer Tang Zhengping has created a wind-powered vehicle that is said to be able to reach a speed of 86 mph, according to chinaSMACK.
The vehicle, measuring 1-meter high and 3-meters long, took Tang three months to design and build, and using about US$1,600 worth of materials.
The wind-powered vehicle runs on batteries and electric generators; and recharges using the large spinning fan in the front of the car, and two ‘solar energy wings’ at the back of the car to support electricity generation, according to the Daily Mail.
The fan and wings provide extra electricity when the car is in motion.
The two generators and batteries take turns to work, while the other is charging.
The batteries need to recharge every two to three days.
Tang said that the battery-life of the vehicle “lasts longer than a normal electric car, which usually doesn’t have generators”.
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