Using the Wind to Power Your Car

Oct. 19, 2006: Cape Cod Today

Summary: Sound too good to be true?

Especially after just paying fifty bucks at the pump to fill your gas tank with a polluting fossil fuel? Research into the use of renewable wind energy to produce hydrogen to run your car is taking place as you read this, some of it at my old alma mater, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Virtually every automobile company is conducting or sponsoring research on fuel cells. Most fuel cells use hydrogen as a fuel. Hydrogen fuel cells have been long used on our space vehicles and in some military applications. They are just now finding their way into experimental vehicles being studied by the automobile industry. Fuel-cell powered cars and trucks can run two to three times as efficiently as fossil-fuel-powered vehicles.

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  • Julie Akers

    I have an idea and original drawing for a wind powered car. I would like someone to get in contact with me to discuss it. My email is: jcakers11911@yahoo.com Thank you.

  • Amanda Rhodus

    A wind powered car is a great idea. My Fiance thought about it as a nice alternative instead of pay a arm and a leg to fill up at the pump.Keep it up!

    –Amanda