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Giant kite, Evonic technologies help Wind Explorer EV cross Australia

by Jon LeSage (RSS feed) on Jan 24th, 2013 at 6:01PM

Turns out, you can drive a unique electric vehicle all the way across Australia on less than $15 worth of electricity. You just need some kite assistance (or, yes, solar power). The Wind Explorer that made this trek is now on display at Evonik's New Jersey office, since the company worked on the quirky EV. The 3,000-mile trip was piloted by German extreme sportsmen Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer. The car is powered by a lithium-ion battery from Evonik's Litarion electrodes and Separion ceramic seperators. These technologies are exclusively manufactured by Evonik and allow its battery cells... Read More

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