A US engineer is attempting to create a water powered electric car using a combination of carbon nanotubes and a conventional motor.
The car, which is powered by electricity from solar panels, will be able to drive 100km (62 miles) on a single charge.
The team is using carbon nanotechnology to produce a flexible, strong and lightweight metal that is very strong and flexible.
It could help to design lightweight vehicles for urban environments and also for the construction industry, where carbon nanorobots could help reduce construction costs.
Dr Tim Pritchard of the University of Maryland has been developing carbon nanobots for some time.
“They are not just a material,” he said.
“We have created a whole suite of materials to make them from, including titanium, carbon nanocrystals and gold.”
So they can be used in a wide variety of applications, including building engines, fuel cells, power-generating electronics and even vehicles.
“Dr Pritchel said the researchers wanted to create something that could power itself and also be used to generate power.”
You can make a small battery from it,” he told ABC News.”
That’s a lot of weight and energy, but that can be a very powerful battery, because you can use the energy to produce electricity.
“The car uses electricity to generate the same amount of power as a diesel engine, but the amount of energy generated by the vehicle can be much more efficient than a diesel, Dr Pritchell said.
The carbon nanotech material has been used in the manufacture of electronic components.
In one example, researchers have used it to make a 3D-printed circuit board, which can be printed on a laser.
Other applications include creating a new type of plastic material that is lighter than existing plastics and stronger than plastic foam, said Dr Pichard.”
A lot of plastics are brittle and lose their elasticity over time, so it makes sense to make things that are strong and can withstand a lot more damage,” he added.
Dr Pichards team is now using carbon nano-tubes to create the car’s body.”
If we can make carbon nanostructures that can hold their shape and have a great resistance to damage and to tear, then it’s possible to create an extremely lightweight and lightweight and flexible vehicle,” he explained.”
But there are still a lot hurdles to overcome, because we don’t know exactly what the material is made of.
“The team hopes to create three versions of the vehicle in the next five years.
The vehicle will be about the size of a laptop, and the design will take about five years to complete.
Dr Jeroen Woude, the chief executive of Dutch electric vehicle manufacturer EVO, said the car could be commercially available within two years.”
The whole idea is that the car is designed to be used as a battery for an electric car,” he wrote in a blog post.”
In the next couple of years we can expect the first vehicle to be on the market in Europe.
“With the new electric vehicles and electric charging stations being installed in many cities, we can be sure that a number of people will want to own and use electric vehicles.”