Submitted by jamesmadisonpayne on Sun, 2015-05-31 13:42
If a turbine generator was placed behind a retractable Model S grille, then aerodynamic efficiency and electricity generation could be maintained to increase the range of the Model S.
The grille retracting open will allow airflow through the turbine. The grille closing will reduce drag. Grille positioning could be balanced to have maximum aerodynamic efficiency while accelerating, and adjustable power generation while driving. The air would be diverted downward and the energy would be transmitted out the back via turbines similar to the hyperloop transit system
Any opinions, insights, or inquiries towards the theory are welcome.
(Copyright is inefficient)