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Subject:  Re: home-based wind turbines Date:  5/17/2010  12:52 PM
Author:  elann Number:  17520 of 18731

Did he propose a perpetual motion machine or inquire about the feasibility of extending vehicle range by attempting to recover and/or capture energy that would otherwise be wasted? Might it be feasible to mount wind turbine devices in/near wheel wells to harvest energy from airflows generated by wheel rotation?

You're trying to defend a stupid idea by redefining it as a somewhat more clever idea. What you're suggesting is entirely different from what the OP suggested.

could it be possible to "get the vehicle moving" on battery power and have an on-board wind turbine that is efficient enough to produce MORE power than is consumed to move the vehicle?

What is YOUR answer?

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