Turbine wind powered technoligy
Hi ford friends/and possibly someone who takes me seriously: While driving through Kansas I noticed all these wind powered turbines(wind mill like), and thought to myself why can't ford make 6 small fans on each side of the existing cooling fan behind the grill of a car to produce wind energy while driving??? This energy has always been there please help me use it. Thank You......
By: kenneth s.
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kenneth s Great Idea. Please help.. Thank You Kenneth S.
9 months(s) ago via
Dennis T Many have suggested some type of electrical charging system to Ford. My hope is that Ford will listen and act. I would like to see Ford innovate further on vehicle on-board charging systems to extend the EVs range. An EV is not practical on a cross-country drive. These ideas could revolutionize the "Green" auto industry. An electric generator just needs to spin to produce electricity. Granted, a load is placed on the generator or alternator making it harder to spin, but, I believe this problem can be solved. Turning wheels (kinetic energy) at Freeway speeds would do the same job as hydroelectric or using, (kinetic energy), exhaust or wind to power turbines. The generator just needs to turn to produce electricity! I did a Bing search on 'electric motors' and Siemens came up. I was educated about the difference between 'Parallel Hybrid' and 'Serial Hybrid'. 'Parallel' uses the combustion engine exclusively to turn a transmission for power to the wheels: it only uses the electric drive motors to get the vehicle moving or sustain a low MPH. 'Serial Hybrid' uses electric motors "exclusively" to drive the vehicle and the combustion engine is used to drive a generator to power the electric motors and re-charge batteries. Diesel-Electric trains do this very well. The "combustion engine" could be a small power plant that uses fuel cell tech, or Natural Gas, or gasoline. The engine size does not have to large. The electric motor has a lot of torque so it can handle any load or any application. Siemens has been around and produced electric motors since the late 1800s. Ford and Siemens could combine: Ford engines and vehicles with Siemens electric motors, controllers and other electronics to produce a planet loving vehicle product. Please.
1 year(s) ago via
William M Good idea but you don't need six,,,one will do. Just tunnel the wind from the front of the car to a turn an alternator and use it to power the engine or keep the batteries charged. It's simple and requires no plug-in and charge. A self charging car. Big seller. Who wouldn't want a car that cost nothing to drive especially if it comes in various models? Oh, that's right, the energy companies would hate it, but I noticed the energy companies didn't offer help when the automakers were struggling. It was the tax payers who funded that loan. So now is the chance for the automakers to give something back to all of its loyal followers.
1 year(s) ago via
William M Good idea but you don't need six,,,one will do. Just tunnel the wind from the front of the car to a turn an alternator and use it to power the engine or keep the batteries charged. It's simple and requires no plug-in and charge. A self charging car. Big seller. Who wouldn't want a car that cost nothing to drive especially if it comes in various models? Oh, that's right, the energy companies would hate it, but I noticed the energy companies didn't offer help when the automakers were struggling. It was the tax payers who funded that loan. So now is the chance for the automakers to give something back to all of its loyal followers.
1 year(s) ago via
Brian H Because the laws of physics don't work that way, why not an electric motor attached electrically and mechanically to another electric motor, just spin one up, and the other will follow... As your engine drives the wheels, the added resistance of the fans will increase the amount of fuel used, in essence you will be making a very large inefficient gasoline generator.
1 year(s) ago via
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