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Old 03-09-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
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On CNN: Goodyear tires could power electric cars - http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/09/autos/g ... ric-tires/
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On CNN: Goodyear tires could power electric cars - http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/09/autos/g ... ric-tires/
I saw that this morning on CNN.com. Very interesting. When I was looking at mini-generator type charging systems, I checked out a bunch of thermal electric generating devices, which all were pretty tiny and inefficient. If Goodyear really has come up with a method that is large enough, and efficient enough, to supply reasonable amounts of power, the technology could also be applied to a small thermal generator that could be propane, diesel, gas, or even solar, powered.

When I was looking, I hoped to find something in the 120 watt range of generator. It would be near silent and could run 24/7 if needed and could supply 240AH per day. It would also take care of the issue of the 2-4 hour hold time that lead acid batteries need to be totally full and kept in good condition.

This may, hopefully, turn out to be a lot more than just a niche tire gadget.
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I've been watching for the Protean Electric wheel motors to come out. This design would not require extensive modification to a rig to add hybrid drive. http://www.proteanelectric.com/en/
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