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Offline Nikki  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:07:10 PM(UTC)
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Hello UK Traffic News,

Saw this #MPGCompetition on Twitter and your post about your mini wind turbines to charge the electric power battery unit. Think that's a great idea. Maybe not on the roof but buillt into the front grill?

Here is my idea for getting more MPG out of cars I will call it the "Suspension Pump Charger".

Some form of suspension struct adaption so that as the car suspension rises up and down the pressure in builts up in the main or additional purpose made suspension struts.

As the pressure builds (from being compacted by rise and falls) the pressure is then released and it drives a coil(s) which in turn adds charge to the battery power unit.

This is not going to be enough on its own to charge a power unit battery but it could contribute to battery charging of the electric power unit.

I am not an engineer but I think maybe a combination of ideas like this could all use the motion of the car to contribute towards battery charging especially in dual fuel cars or hybrid cars that are part electric.

Although many roads, especially motorways are very flat (not bumpy) cars tend to dip at the back and rise at the front slighty when braking an starting off and accelerating from stand.

There are at least 4 suspension struts absorbing energy to give a smooth ride. My idea is to harness that energy and turn it into battery charging energy.

It might help sqweeze some extra miles to the gallon out of the car and is potentially Zero CO2 to generate and as it is using existing energy in the car which is already being absorbed away by the suspension struts cars already have.

Little or zero cost the generating the extra electric to drive a few extra MPG especially if simple design and low cost to fit and maintain and over the life of the parts or car could generate more extra MPG than the cost of fitting and design and the CO2 impact of manufacture?

I am all for the #SOCIALMEDIABRAINPOWER and #MPGCompetition on Twitter anything that saves the money in my purse filling up my fuel tank is a good idea and great for #climatechange and dwindling oil resources.

Interesting competition would be interesting to see other peoples ideas on getting more MPGs out of car design.

As ordinary motorists are not as close to car design as car makers themselves maybe ordinary drivers would think more "outside the box".

Some ideas too costly to implement, don't actally work or impractical no doubt but I had fun thinking up my idea!

Good luck with the competition!

Nikki
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