Now don’t get us wrong, we realize that these monsters are damn fun, and don’t begrudge their drivers a drop of it. But there’s got to be a better way. At least, that’s what researchers at McGill University in Montreal think. That’s why they’re looking for solutions to make snowmobiles and other power-sport recreational vehicles clean and quiet... In fact, the Canadian University’s Electric Snowmobile
Team has been developing a prototype that uses batteries and a brushless electric motor instead of fuel, is much quieter, and has no gas emissions. Another prototype is being designed to withstand arctic weather.
The project is part of a major graduate research project called the McGill
University Electric Recreational Vehicle Research Project, a four-year
look at snowmobiles, personal watercraft, and all-terrain vehicles. Once the team develops prototypes, the technology will be available to apply to other vehicles, says the team. Thanks Reg! ::McGill University Electric Snowmobile Team [by MO]