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RORMaxx Formula AE Concept is Sun and Wind Powered

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: autobloggreen & autobloggreen
The RORMaxx Formula AE wind-assisted sportscar was conceived by two California high-school seniors, Rory Handel and Max Bricklin. A 285 hp alternating current induction motor will power the racer. SolarPly paneling will recharge the car’s lithium-phosphate batteries. Air intakes guide airflow into small turbines once the car is moving allowing ultracapacitors to be charged, making power available for quick acceleration. The car is expected to have a 200 mile range after a 1.5 hour charge.

The students are hoping to complete a prototype by August 2009. Stats for Weather-Powered Sportscars Trending: Older & Mild
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