23 Apr '11, 11am

Texas Gets First Wind-Powered Cars in the U.S.

Texas Gets First Wind-Powered Cars in the U.S.

Of course, a wind-powered car could be available to anyone with a micro wind turbine and an electric vehicle, but that is a rather limited field at least for now. Green Mountain opens up the wind-powered car market to far more consumers. If you’re familiar with home electricity plans that let you designate wind power or other clean energy as your sources (often for a small surcharge), that’s the basic idea. You don’t get a special transmission line from the nearest wind farm straight to your home – your electricity is still coming from whatever mix your grid supplies - but by designating this kind of plan you draw more clean energy into the market, and you can sign up for enough clean energy to cover your average usage. In this regard EVs are just like any other home appliance, so if you factor them into your clean energy plan then you’ve got an instant wind-powered car (o...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/23/texas-gets-first-wind...

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