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Evonik demonstrates lightweight electric and wind-powered vehicle

12:36 PM MDT | April 2, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

The Wind Explorer traveled 3,000 miles in Australia. Evonik Industries in North America is traveling around the United States to display its Wind Explorer 200-lb lightweight electric vehicle after recently completing a nearly 3,000-mile trip across Australia using less than $15 of electricity, or 87 kilowatt hours of energy, the company says. The vehicle was powered by German extreme sportsmen Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer, and ran on a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery developed using Evoinik’s electrodes and ceramic separators—a nonflammable fabric...

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