Bioracer runs off wooden pellets

The Precer Group from Sweden has come up with a new vehicle which will run on alternative energy, where this rather sporty version of an ATV is powered by wood pellets. Wait a minute here – aren’t wood pellets made out of trees? Isn’t the whole idea of a green vehicle meant to save the world, and chopping down trees isn’t the method of choice? Well, let us delve deeper into its specifications first such as a 16 horsepower electric motor that is powered by a 24 to 96 volt, 100 to 400 amp-hour battery pack. This 900-pound beast has off-road capabilities which include a dual A-arm suspension in the front and a swing arm suspension in the rear. You can choose from either 2 or 4 wheel-drive configurations, and its battery power alone can have it running for up to 3 hours non-stop. As for its Stirling engine, it will require anywhere from 3 to 6 pounds of wood pellets to go for 10 miles before it won’t budge an inch after that unless you feed it with more wood pellets, of course.

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