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Powering Torque in the Trunk

Learn about the technology behind the White Zombie, an extremely fast electric car, in this video from NOVA: “Making Stuff Faster.” Host and technology columnist David Pogue explores how torque affects the acceleration of a car and how the White Zombie compares to other automobiles. For John Wayland, the creator of the White Zombie, the biggest challenge was finding a battery that could power the car’s remarkable motor. Wayland took inspiration from the way a helicopter operates and develop a lithium and manganese battery pack that allows the car to go fast and far. 

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