Published on June 27th, 2011 | by Ritecraft0
The Ventile – A Concept Car That Uses Wind Power
In modern times, the eco-friendly and green cars are either all electrics or hybrids. In some places compressed natural gas is used as fuel, since it has lower emissions and is a relatively cleaner fuel. Taking all this one step further is the Ventile, designed by Thierry Dumaine, a French car designer and artist. He has designed this concept car so that the car is energy efficient.
When you see the picture you see a marriage of the modern and the traditional by way of looks. The car features huge wheels for a reason – so that wind can enter the base of the car. Air which comes in drives the fan to generate juice. The mini generator is near the wheel bases and serves to store the wind power to fuel the car. The wheels use very small tires and between them is another fan.
The Ventile has two separate motors, one which is electric and the other which uses fuel. Both motors are connected to the large fan. The body of the car is made of translucent material which is very light in weight. In fact the whole car weighs less than 350 kilos. Dumaine has already exhibited and demonstrated the Ventile at the 2011 Michelin’s Challenge Design exhibition, so it is not just a concept on paper.