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Shocking power - Electricity from shock absorbers

Source: economist.com Posted By: JohnW 3551 days ago

How to make use of a rough ride to generate electricity?

BUMPS in the road are never good, but every cloud has its silver lining. In the case of an uneven road surface that lining may be a novel way of generating electricity for vehicles travelling over it.

The idea of using a car’s shock absorbers to create power in this way emerged when a group of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were looking at regenerative brakes in hybrid petrol-electric vehicles. When the driver hits....

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