Tuesday, 29 May 2012

is this the best electric car to date????

Some bright sparks at Jaguar have come up an electric car inspired by the iconic E-Type

Car features layers of microscopic ripples that recharge batteries when stimulated by the friction of airflow

at the momnet its only an electronic, but if it gets on the road, I can see a few petrol heads getting rid of their petrol cars... what will they be then??? electric heads?

filled and covered with cutting-edge science which will be driving cars of the future.

The body of the XKX is covered by a layer of so called piezoelectric cells which helps recharge the batteries from the force of the air flowing over the body.
This layers of microscopic ripples are stimulated by the pressure and friction of the wind which increases the faster the car travels.

It is hoped this radical technology will recoup some of the near 60per cent energy lost from forcing the vehicle through the air. combine that with beter batteries and fast charging and you have the beginnings of an every day super car.

Efficiency and performance were a top priority for designer Marin Myftiu, with great attention to aerodynamics.
Large side deflector intakes at the front were created in order to carry more air to the rear of the car, thus cutting drag.
The mirrors also fold into the body work to prevent them from being damaged.
It is unlikely this vehicle will even be put into production, but we like it and elements of the design are expected to be incorporated into Jaguar’s future cars.

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