Re: off topic.. but...

Andy /
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You guys are right about heat and friction and loss, but forgot one thing . The concept that energy is NEVER "created" or even lost, it is just transformed into another form, ex gas has energy in chemical form and your ped changes it into mechanical enery and heat energy. The alternators on Duck's "car" can only transform the mechanical energy of the cars motion into electrical energy which is then stored in the batteries as chemical energy, it cannot create new energy, so you would have to use more power to keep the car rolling than if you didn't use the alternators at all. Now if you used a system to recapture some of the energy while braking you could help extend the battery life somewhat. I think this is called regenerative braking (or something close to that). If you want to hear my $.02 I think the key to the whole electric car thing is FUEL CELLS. All electric with no recharging time just replace the fuel in the cell and off you go again. I even saw where you can get a crude mini fuel cell to power your cell phone.

Andy

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  off topic.. but...Topic by: duck duck 05/02/02 12:18AM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Brandon Eliason Brandon Eliason 05/02/02 12:34AM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Chucky D Chucky D 05/02/02 12:56AM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Richard Richard 05/02/02 01:07AM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 05/02/02 11:19AM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: duck duck 05/02/02 04:29PM
  we can do anything, if we had the $$Re: InfectedBootSector InfectedBootSector 05/02/02 05:46PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Spike Bachman Spike Bachman 05/02/02 04:57PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: duck duck 05/02/02 05:40PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: duck duck 05/02/02 05:42PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Jeremy Hay-Draude Jeremy Hay-Draude 05/03/02 09:25PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Andy Andy 05/02/02 05:49PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: don-ohio don-ohio 05/02/02 06:11PM
  On topic..,Question, Ideas.Re: Wayne Wayne 05/02/02 06:43PM
  Re: On topic..,Question, Ideas.Re: don-ohio don-ohio 05/02/02 06:59PM
  Patent office (On topic) Free EnergyRe: Wayne Wayne 05/02/02 07:00PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: duck duck 05/02/02 06:12PM
  im going to try itRe: duck duck 05/02/02 06:23PM
  Re: im going to try itRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 05/03/02 10:52AM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Chucky D Chucky D 05/04/02 04:29PM
  Re: off topic.. but...Re: Wayne Wayne 05/04/02 04:54PM
  ronRe: duck duck 05/04/02 09:49PM
  Re: ronRe: Ron Brown Ron Brown 05/05/02 11:43AM

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