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Volvo stealing kinetic energy commercial

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Johan, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Almost at the level of the "Mirai - runs on bullshit" commercial.

    C'mon Volvo - we're not stupid. The cars passing over the mat are going to increase their energy use for a short while, this energy is somehow converted in to electricity. I suppose the efficiency of this system is something like 20% or less? And the ICE of the passing car is already about 25% efficient. So congratulations Volvo, you just achileved 5% efficency in converting gasoline to electricity.

    All that said, fun engineering idea :)

     
  2. ThosEM

    ThosEM Space Weatherman

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    Agree with your assessment...
     
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  3. Gizmotoy

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    I thought the most interesting part was the video screen that recognized the color and make of each vehicle fast enough to be able to display a Thank You on a nearby sign.

    Of course, maybe that was faked for the ad.
     
  4. Kandiru

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    Good points, in addition riding over collapsible tubes would increase the energy expenditure of all vehicles, including the T8.
     
  5. adiggs

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    I would look really closely at the post date for that video - that sure looks like an April Fools prank :)

    Pretty sure the "tanks for the extra miles Jeep" is your giveaway.


    Points to Volvo for a good enough April Fools to get taken seriously (hey wait - that could ... well, maybe not really work, but kinda).
     

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