Skip to comments.Chinese farmer invents 'wind-powered' car
Posted on 05/18/2012 5:15:42 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
BANJIEHE, China -- A Chinese farmer has invented a wind-powered, electric car that he says could save his country from the pollution caused by its rapidly growing car market.
An hour from downtown Beijing, the dusty village of Banjiehe looks an unlikely place to produce scientific innovation. Its rows of brick, utilitarian houses are surrounded by cornfields and fruit trees.
But in a small tractor workshop, 55-year-old farmer Tang Zhenping has invented the prototype of a car that he believes could revolutionize China's auto industry.
Tang's model -- built in just three months for around US$1,600 -- is electric
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I saw this story a week ago. It is like something that might have been on the cover of Popular Science in the 1950’s, before people could easily research and identify it as BS within roughly five minutes. Maybe China is a bit behind.
I think I saw this on the Flintstones once.
I agree he’s on to something. All the Newtonian luddites stuck in the 1600s can flame on, but I think eventually we will have tiny generators that can derive electricity from just about any motion. And yes, even sexual motion.
I would think the wind resistance to operate the turbine would offset any energy gained from its operation.
OMG, this just shows the sorry state of our educational system.
You cannot generate power by robbing energy from a vehicle that you are powering in the first place. You just end up with losses.
What a buffoon! And what a bunch a buffoons at FoxNews for falling for it.
—I would think the wind resistance to operate the turbine would offset any energy gained from its operation.—
No shi@ Sherlock. (No offense)
The whole thing is laughable. Next we’ll have an article from china about a guy pulling up in a wagon and selling a miracle elexer that cures everything. Lame 19th century old-west reference...
The more sophisticated the culture, the more complex the ruse must be. That is why I referred to the 1950’s Popular Science. If this was on the cover of a modern one, they would get laughed out of existence.
I mean, clearly this vehicle is really being powered by a “controllable gravitational focus receiver”. The Propeller is just a scam because it looks really cool.
As do the fins.
Americans were way more accepting of cheap green energy hoaxes when GWBush was POTUS then with now Obama. Part of it is political dynamics between what each party symbolizes, the other is that now people have seen many of these ideas really fail with increasing energy prices and rising deficits. .
This is how we got ethanol, toxic (WMD) light-bulbs, battery powered cars that are useless and expensive and solar panels more expensive than anyone will pay.
When Bush was POTUS many Americans would say things like :”We don't know it won't work because it hasn't been tried”, the other was :”We can save money no-matter how expensive it is because we won't need our military anymore” (Dems were making that argument then.)
Could perhaps be got around as a motorcycle with training wheels?
The reporterette must be as dumb as a bag of feng shuei.
The Laws of Thermodynamics will not be mocked!...........
So, building and driving these cars gets you Natalie Portman in yer back seat?
I thought the fins were a nice touch..........
Perpetual motion devices are still frowned upon by the Patent Office.
All the Newtonian luddites stuck in the 1600s can flame on, but I think eventually we will have tiny generators that can derive electricity from just about any motion. And yes, even sexual motion.
—I thought the fins were a nice touch..........—
Maybe my reference to 1950’s Popular Science were not off base. The designer may have been thinking the same thing. ;-)
Or he’s been to Cuba..............
Possibly. What's Sahara? (assuming you don't mean the desert in Africa).