The cleanest car in the world

No fine dust, no CO2 and almost no other emissions: the German Space Center (DLR) and the automotive company HWA have presented a prototype that they claim is the most environmentally friendly road vehicle in the world.

An aerodynamic electric sedan called ZEDU-1 should take that title. Unlike other cars, it should emit significantly less brake dust and tire particles that are caused by friction with the ground. The first is made possible by a new type of multi-disc electric brake, which is integrated into the electric motor instead of the wheels. It floats in an oil bath that absorbs any abrasion. The magnetic induction brake provides additional deceleration, he says HAK magazine.

ZEDU-1

By moving the brake from the wheel to the engine, space is created in the wheel arch, which the scientists have completely covered and aerodynamically optimized so that microplastics from tire abrasion are vacuumed into the filter system – similar to a vacuum cleaner. Plastic emissions should be completely neutralized up to a speed of 50 km/h, and at higher speeds by 70 to 80 percent. Both technologies will be further developed together with the industry for mass production.

Source: Revijahak.hr

Photo: DLR


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