‘Greenbird,’ a carbon fiber composite vehicle that uses nothing but wind for power, has broken the world land speed record for wind-powered vehicles. After 10 years of hard work, British engineer Richard Jenkins finally broke the record in the dry field of Ivanpah Lake, Nevada by going 126.1 MPH (202.9km/h) in his Greenbird.
According to its creators, the Greenbird is a sort of land-roving sailboat equipped with a wing rather than a sail to propel the creation along. This iteration is the fifth generation of Greenbird, which combines the technology of a Formula 1 car and an aircraft. In this way, the Greenbird is part sailboat, part airplane and part car. It looks like a missile with wings which helps with lift. It can not only be driven on the land but also on ice.
More Stats +/-
25 Wonderful Wind Power Generators
Wind Powered Outdoor Lighting
Solar & Wind Powered Pre-Fab Spa
Wind Power For The People
Wind Powered Cell Phones
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.