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  1. #1 Electrostatics and the electric car? 
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    I was thinking, so you have your electric car it runs off electricity of course and normally from some type of battery, be it lead acid or hydrogen fuel cells. Now wouldn't it be interesting if it were possible to harness an electrostatic charge produced between your car and the road. The car after all is insulated from the ground with rubber tires, and we all know you sure can get a nice shock getting out of your vehicle.

    I guess the question for the experts is, does this idea have any potential (no pun intended). Perhaps some kind of flat collector on the bottom of the car.

    Just a thought.


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    A collector for what?


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    I am not an expert but sometimes I play one on the internet.

    I doubt that the electrostatic charge is significant enough to harness, or the scientists would be marketing “low-electrostatic” cars.

    Another interesting idea (not mine) was to put small generators in the shock absorbers and harness the energy of the bumps in the road. Probably not economical, and would increase the harshness of the ride, but interesting...
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    the best solution would be to ...

    employ hamasterwheels on you car!!! or a filintstone car!!!!
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    I'll stick with fuel injection... and a HEMI!!!
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    whats the eingin called , where you pay money for the smelly liquid that burns ,

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    Are “Piezio” igniters electrostatic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin
    Are “Piezio” igniters electrostatic?
    Yes, I believe so.
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    Has any actually tested the charge that an electro static charge devolps,

    being that it is DC energy and AC the charge can be harnessed much easier
    if a device powered by a 9 volt battery can produce 1000 volts DC on demand for the life of the battery, then what would the electro static created by every moving thing create.

    the current style of batteries are being dictated by the GREED of a few
    time to dig out of the vaults of those in the power game, those inventions that could and would power ALL of us for the rest of time, without the need to replace it in the forseeable future.
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