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Colombian invents wind-powered electric car

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Added On June 17, 2017

A Colombian man has made an electric car which is powered by the wind.
 
LIFESTYLES went to see the car in action.
 
The car, named Eolo, or Aeolus in English, was devised by Nelson Javier Roldan.
 
Eolo was the keeper of the winds in Greek mythology.
 
SOUNDBITE: NELSON JAVIER ROLDAN, Director of Project Eolo
"Ventures combining alternative energies and motor sports always caught my attention and this led to a crazy idea: what if we introduced a wind system in an electric car?"
 
The automotive industry in Colombia has so far been solely dedicated to the production of auto parts for well-known brands. 
 
This idea could see the country produce its first innovative car.
 
Countries including Peru, Ecuador and Mexico have offered to contribute to the development of this vehicle that seeks to set a standard for design, comfort and autonomy.
 
SOUNDBITE: NELSON JAVIER ROLDAN, Director of Project Eolo
"This is the result of a group of five entrepreneurs. This is a completely electric car, it can reach speeds of up to 130 km per hour, it has a range of 110 kilometers and has a 15-kilowatt battery.  
 
For now, the invent' ;%ވZh8HE' ;%ވZh second prototype.
 
If successful, they hope to have a car made in Colombia by 2019.