Submitted by timeryder on Wed, 2011-05-25 23:18
If Magnets can used to create coils, and in turn be used to create generators.. Why not install Magnets on the inner wheelwells of the rims of the tires, and opposing magnets/coil generators on the body chassis opposite the rims, so when the tire rotates it creates a constant charge of electricity that in turn can be used to maintain a constant charge on the batteries?? If this was applied to all 4 wheels, then I would think enough charge could be created to keep the battery at full charge as long as the vehicle is moving. This would not work to charge the vehicle when not in motion, but if a customer charges their vehicle at home overnight, then goes out driving the battery could be kept fully charged and may only require to be plugged into the grid after days or weeks of minimal driving. In theory, I think the vehicle could drive thousands of miles without ever needing to be plugged into a grid. If Lithium batteries in phones allow the user to use the phone while it is plugged in and charging, there should no reason that the above technology could not do the same thing.