Wheel or axle alternators as supplementary energy source.
Properly mounted alternators on each wheel or axle with correct gear ratios to allow power generation while the car is in motion but only engaged at near HIGHWAY SPEEDS... that would provide enough energy to A. Slow battery drain on primary bank... B. Charge a secondary bank of batteries... and/or C. Run limited amount of secondary equipment while using no battery energy at all. Again only at near highway speeds.
This is NOT meant to power the vehicle in any primary fashion. It is just meant to be used as a supplementary energy source, such as heat energy being used from braking is used.
I sent this idea to Ford many many years ago and still have the draft sketch of the idea I made back then if that is required.
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