Perpetually driven electric car

• Problemsolver
In summary, the conversation discusses using various methods to harness energy from a moving electric car, such as geared alternators, pinwheels, and solar panels. However, it is mentioned that regenerative braking is already a similar concept, but it is not possible to recover 100% of the energy due to losses. The topic of perpetual motion is also brought up, and it is stated that it is not allowed on the forum. The thread is then closed and the OP is directed to the forum guidelines.
Problemsolver
I would think that using every bit of energy that a moving electric car produces, it would be able to sustain itself. Geared alternators on each wheel, pinwheels to use wind energy to power the interior electronics, plus solar panels. Even putting stators on the rims with a coil in the hub, making the wheel an actual generator itself. All this power could be stored in fairly small capacitors, or just directly back into the battery. Why not?

Regenerative braking is similar to what you're proposing. Unfortunately you cannot recover 100% of all of the energy due to losses to friction, electrical resistance, and others.

Problemsolver

1. How does a perpetually driven electric car work?

A perpetually driven electric car is powered by an electric motor and a battery pack. The motor converts electrical energy from the battery into mechanical energy, which is used to turn the car's wheels and propel it forward. The battery can be recharged by plugging the car into an external power source.

2. How far can a perpetually driven electric car travel on a single charge?

The range of a perpetually driven electric car depends on various factors such as the battery capacity, driving conditions, and driving habits. On average, most electric cars can travel between 100-300 miles on a single charge. However, with advancements in technology, some newer models can travel over 400 miles on a single charge.

3. How long does it take to charge a perpetually driven electric car?

The charging time for an electric car varies depending on the type of charger used and the battery capacity. A typical home charger can take anywhere from 8-12 hours to fully charge an electric car, while a fast charger can charge the car up to 80% in 30 minutes. Some newer models also have the option for ultra-fast charging, which can charge the battery to 80% in just 15 minutes.

4. Are perpetually driven electric cars more environmentally friendly than gasoline cars?

Yes, perpetually driven electric cars are more environmentally friendly than gasoline cars. Electric cars produce zero emissions and do not contribute to air pollution. However, the environmental impact also depends on how the electricity used to charge the car is generated. If the electricity is produced from renewable sources such as solar or wind, then the electric car's environmental impact is significantly reduced.

5. Are perpetually driven electric cars more expensive than gasoline cars?

Initially, the cost of a perpetually driven electric car may be higher than a gasoline car. However, in the long run, electric cars can be more cost-effective. They have lower maintenance costs, as they have fewer moving parts and do not require oil changes. Additionally, the cost of electricity is typically lower than gasoline, resulting in lower fuel costs for electric cars. Government incentives for electric car purchases can also help offset the initial cost.

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