The issue of global warming and greenhouse gasses is being addressed in some ways with the production of hybrid vehicles, including the idea of the Colombian Wind Powered Electrical Vehicle (EV), Eolo. This paper will give a brief review over how the engineers behind this pioneering project created the hybrid Electric-Aeolian car. The primary focus was on verifying experimental results with simulations and gaining an in-depth understanding of its performance characteristics. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software of ANSYS, Fluent was used to model the vehicle traveling along the road at various wind machine configurations. The data gathered from the simulations along with empirical data collected by Eolo Company about their turbine would be used to calculate the aerodynamic coefficient, among other relevant engineering parameters. These values will be compared against the experimental values and evaluated as to any discrepancies and validation of the experimental results.

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