NASA Scientist Creates A Lemon Battery For His Volkswagen Electric Supercar

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Car manufacturer’s are building electric cars, and nearly every company is a part of this race, including Volkswagen. When Volkswagen was competing at the Pikes Peak International Hill climb with their I.D.R Pikes Peak all-electric supercar, they also wanted to take the car’s charging capabilities and creativity to the next level. The company hired a retired NASA engineer, Mark Rober, to build a unique charging system for their electric vehicle. There were no plans on how to build the battery, so Rober decided that a lemon battery will be a good idea for the car.

volkswagen lemon powered supercharge car

Rober took Volkswagen’s large 48kWh battery pack and decided to make the world’s largest lemon battery to run it. The invention is now a Guinness World Record. The battery failed to produce enough power for the climb, however, the experiment resulted in creating a record-breaking battery.

Rober documented the complete journey of building the lemon-powered battery and posted it on his YouTube for the viewers to see and enjoy it. The video is almost like a do-it-yourself show, but it can be hard for viewers to get lemons in such a high quantity. Watch the video below to see how Rober pulled off a school project on a beast-sized version of a car.

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