Thursday, June 10, 2010
China Auto Maker Turns Over a New Leaf? YeZ!
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) is a Chinese component of General Motors Corporation. The concept car pictured above uses photovoltaic (PV) cells to convert sunlight into electricity from the array mounted on a roof designed to look like a leaf. Electrical cables in the "leaf" simulate the veins of leaves found in nature. Additional electricity is generated by the four windmills mounted on each wheel.
The concept car is named "YeZ" after the Chinese word for "leaf". What really bends your mind is the body. It's constructed of material that recreates photosynthesis artificially. In this case it takes carbon dioxide and water vapor from the air and produces oxygen and refrigerant.
You can read all about it here
Posted by JPG at 10:52 AM