hey andy... we have cars with fuel cells at the tech scool.. that is mroe what im tlkaing about when i use a genric bettery term.
we have hydro something fuled cell powered car.
I know i have to plug it into some kind of gas tank.. looks like a mini oxygen tank and i have to plug it into a water hose everynight that is really really small in diamter that just kinda does a few drops at a time.. its not like it just fillup the battery real fast.. I don't understand it yet.. it is on a new 2002 astrovan that ford donated to us.
what about brakeing power.. sure it can gain some electricty.. but braking also produces heat which is lost energy.
The cv joins on a car are already turning... making a electro magnetic alternator from one sems like an easy place to pick up some extra enrgy that would normaly just be wasting.
I mean the thing already turns.. your just harnessing the turning force to produce some extra energy.
isn't that how the honda works.. it has a motor that turns the alternators which charge the batter when it gets low during rapid accleration and startinf off? Im just saying instead of an engine that turns via gas... why not just utilize something else thats already turning. the cv axels.