An International Environmental Fair was held in Colombia’s Bogota during the first week of June.
A Colombian hybrid car, Eolo, drew a lot of attention.
Designed by the University Minuto de Dios Foundation, the vehicle commands a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour with an energy that lasts 100 kilometers.
What is amazing is that the car can be powered by wind.
SOUNDBITE(SPANISH): RUTH ALEIDA GARZON, Eolo project researcher
“This idea came about six years ago. We have worked on the development of alternative energy applied to the automotive industry. The project is an electric car with a wind component added. When the car is moving, a wind turbine allows the wind to enter through the front of the spinning and generate energy.”
In its final stage, this project is now seeking for commercial sponsors.
Colombia is a main promoter of clean energy in South America, especially in developing hybrid vehicles.