Ride like the wind

The internal combustion engine is becoming outdated: it is going to be replaced in the environmental technology market by eco-tecnology. In particular, by vehicles with a rigid sail on the roof, which automatically rotates with the wind. Of course, the wind does not push the car forward like a sailing boat, instead, its energy is captured and converted into electricity. In addition, the sail also functions as a solar panel, which transfers the energy required for the movement of a car from this heavenly body.

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James Studer I hope this site gets to more people because the majority of people here now that comment either aren't very intelligent or the ones that are don't stay up to date on current news. Internal combustion engines are already, sadly, being phased out. The best way would be a mix of wind, solar, and hydrogen power. on cloudy days you could use hydrogen to power the car but on sunny days you could use the solar panels. And use the wind power to power things inside the car like the radio/gps etc. 05 Dec 2019
Roger I feel that cars, one day might not need gas to run off of. Instead, maybe they will be solar or wind-powered? It's also possible to m ake cars run off of water. (Though it takes a lot of work.) 04 Oct 2019
Mattéo Je ne pense pas vraiment que cela se passe puisque déja ils avaient prévu d'autres trucs pour cette année 2019, mais ca ne s'est pas passé ! 04 Jul 2019
Lukeson Gaming the combustion engine will not go outdated mainly because is cheap to make especially in 2040+ 06 May 2019
Owen Shaughnessy What you have to understand is, how efficient is this technology? The combustion engine wastes a lot of energy as heat and noise and more to friction. This number is not something un-calculable but estimable. Another thing is, wind doesn't blow all the time. Sure it runs by your car when you move, but you need to start moving in order to utilize it. Even then, you might not make much power if your turbine isn't efficient enough. You're better off with an electric motor or combustion engine or when the time comes, hydrogen power. Solar is useful in that it is plentiful... but only during the day. Where do you get power when you can't see the sun or no wind blows? Sure you can store the energy, but assuming solar panels become efficient enough, how much do you really get? What if you run out? You also need to cool the panels to keep them from warping, messing up your flow of electricity. Once again, you're better off with conventional technology. Coal power makes up over sixty percent of power generation currently in Missouri alone (where I live). That's not changing soon. Hate to burst everyone's bubble. In order to generate the same amount of potential energy in every gas station on the planet for use in electric car charging stations, you would need five coal power plants PER STATION! And this is with today's technology! This is also assuming electricity is in equal demand as gasoline. To phase out the combustion engine would be nearly impossible unless technology for generation of power via the grid is vastly improved. 22 Mar 2019
lillian i really like how it looks like how it would in the movies 12 Mar 2019
David Meredith As with solar roads, more efficient grid based generation makes tiny quantities of energy generated by such devices impractical. 06 Feb 2019
Michael Biehl How is this better than a Tesla, or hydrogen fuel-cells? Sounds completely impractical and implausible to me. 06 Feb 2019
Sam The world as we know it is already having problems with hydroelectric vehicles, as they cannot stock enough pumps. There is NO WAY that this will happen by 2050... 06 Feb 2019
Kazeo this is good, but can we always rely on air and nature to run our things. we are trying to be nature-gentle. 06 Feb 2019
Andrew D Pegram What could be cool, too, are wind turbines embedded into the wheels of the vehicle. I think cars could run on multiple renewable energy sources, to make them more versatile. 06 Feb 2019
Codo Fleckins Will not be accomplished in 23 years. At least not on such highly developed level. 06 Feb 2019
თორნიკე აქულაშვილი yes 06 Feb 2019
DJ DRAGON Pollution could be a big factor in this. We humans are relying on nature a lot, but we are still destroying it. Why is this? If we continue this unhealthy behavior, we will destroy the opportunity to power vehicles and such with nature. It is already getting out of hand; water and air pollution. We need to focus on these problems. 06 Feb 2019
Janet Koucka Why do u think to for evry trouble exist answer. I think all humans hope to end will never come, but universe control two powers, a time and gravity, and they say to everything is there only for self temporarly time, this what make the chance to we can be here too much valuable. We have alot ideas and alot imagination, but we have none power, we can only choose speak about or not. 06 Feb 2019