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Auto April Fools #5 - Kia Wind-Assisted Soul

by John Neff (RSS feed) on Apr 1st, 2009 at 11:16AM

Here's another great idea for reducing fuel consumption – wind assist power for automobiles. Kia has announced its own system called the Air Propulsion and Retardation Installation Line. Fitted to the new Kia Soul, the A.P.R.I.L. system uses sensors front and rear to measure wind speed. When the breeze is strong enough, the system deploys large panels from the front and rear bumpers to harness the power of the wind. Kia expects the system to reduce fuel consumption by 25-40% and generously increase brake pad life. %Gallery-49041% PRESS RELEASE KIA UNVEIL DRAMATIC WIND-ASSISTED... Read More

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