Work started in earnest on our wind powered car about 6 weeks ago. We’re making good progress, close to plan and budget so far.
Here’s a short video showing our progress so far:
Video production: Tim Walter Associates Limited
Should be posting one of these a month now as we count down to the day we get this ‘wind powered car’ on the road.
Our first focus was the batteries – where to put them to keep the weight in the car in the right place in terms of centre of gravity and front/rear weight distribution. And how to house them so that we can keep them physically restrained but control their temperature during charging and discharging and protect them from the elements.
We’ve also been working on a ‘transmission box’ to sit at the rear of the car between the wheels. It’s not a gearbox as such just something to slow down the rotational speeds of the motors a bit, to make them more suitable for driving car wheels, and handle reverse as well, a useful consideration….
And we’ve got a transparent rear boot planned so we can show off all this techno stuff, Ferrari style. That could look pretty cool.
We need a name though (‘a hook’ as they say in those Orange cinema ads, which I love).
Best we’ve come up with yet really is the E type or the Zero.