Submitted by Inovator93 on November 17, 2011
So I was looking online at electric cars and their range and then I started to think about the wind resistance cars get on the road and how that could translate to creating electricity. I got to thinking on the model S they could place a long narrow water wheel shaped wind turbine across the bottom front end bumper so that as air passes through from wind resistance it charges the battery as it moves along to create a self sustaining system by adding to the current range of the car. The Germans have started testing using wind charging as a stop and go technique in Australia but I got to thinking that it would make more sense if Tesla made an aerodynamic wind wheel located under the front grille. There are light weight materials you could make it out of so it would not slow the car and cause drag such as carbon fiber or aluminium e.c.t.
Just thought I would provide this idea to Tesla I am in college now and am getting to be a bit creative when looking at ways to improve things. Hope someone has a look at this idea and feel free to ask any questions !