Do you have range anxiety?
You’ve likely suffered from range anxiety if you own an electric car and wonder if you have enough battery power to reach your destination!
The greatest fear of an electric car driver is traveling too far from home and running out of juice. Batteries in these cars have progressively got better and better but you still can’t go on a long road trip in your Tesla Model S. Until now! When you think you’re about to run out of battery power, your tires will end up powering your car.
Smart technology of the future will use energy that is wasted in the process and convert it into working energy. This is the concept behind what Goodyear unveiled at the Geneva Auto show. The energy released in your tires heating up on the road can now be used to charge the battery in your Prius. The more energy efficient our cars are, the better for everyone in our world. This could be a starting point for many different technologies that could use wasted energy.
It may be some time before that technology hits the cold streets of Regina but what a brilliant way to reuse some energy that is currently being wasted on every tire of every vehicle on the road!