SAIC has unveiled its “Leaf” concept car at the Shanghai Automotive Group - General Motors Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai. The car combines photovoltaic conversion (solar cells), wind energy conversion (spinners on the wheels), and CO2 absorption in a electric-drive vehicle.
|SAIC reveals its Leaf. Click to enlarge.|
The leaf-shaped roof incorporates solar cells that can track the position of the sun to improve the efficiency of solar energy collection.
Each of the four wheels features a mini wind turbine to transform wind energy into electrical energy.
The body contains meal-organic framework elements for carbon dioxide capture and a microbial fuel cell to generate a current.