A Chinese farmer has taken time out of tending to cattle and crops to create a special kind of vehicle – a car powered entirely by wind, which he claims can reach speeds of around 140mph.
Tang Zhengping, from Beijing, spent three months creating the unique vehicle, at 1 metre tall and 3 metres in length, the Metro reported.
The car runs on batteries and features electric generators and a fan on the front panel, along with special solar energy ‘wings’ as back up for the electric power source.
Tang claims the car’s motor is superior to regular electric cars because of its ability to reach faster speeds.
“It goes at a maximum speed of 140kmph and lasts longer than a normal electric car, which doesn’t usually have generators,” Tang explained.
The car’s two sets of generators and batteries charge in turn while the other is working.
“The fan and the wings provide extra electricity when the car is in motion, and the batteries need a recharge every two or three days,” he added.View Comments