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Hybrid Cars with Carbon Nanotubes

Velozzi cars. Images obtained from Velozzi web site

Images obtained from Velozzi web site

Velozzi US Company has unveiled its new hybrid car model SOLO. This vehicle can reverse the polarity and be used as a power generator; in its development carbon nanotubes are used to increase the mechanical properties of components, about a 40%, and reduce vehicle weight.

Nanoledge, a spin-off of the French CNRS institute, will use its Nano InTM technology to integrate the Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes® multi-walled carbon nanotubes used in the SOLO.

Velozzi expects to begin mass production in late 2011 or early 2012.

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November 19, 2009 - Posted by | Nanomaterials | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I like the concept and it really sounds hi-tech. I believe this will cost millions?!:)

    Comment by Russell Bravo | January 27, 2010 | Reply


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