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Hi all. I posted a question about charging my vote with mobile solar power while I'm out and about. I got some great ideas and I'm going to explore some of those options.
One of the replies was from a poster named Cord. Our friend Cord said he has wind power to charge at night. This got me thinking about a great idea. Could we somehow rig up a contraption on our Volts to attach some removable propellers of some sort on the windows , or Front grill to spin and generate electricity while we're driving? (Kind a like those funny propellers you see people put in their towing bars on the back of their cars. They'll spend around with quite a bit of force of the wind pulls on them) Our power could go either go back into our regular battery or maybe we could rig up a spare battery to take the energy and use it later? Just seems all that wind is going to waste when we're driving down the highways.
 

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Hi all. I posted a question about charging my vote with mobile solar power while I'm out and about. I got some great ideas and I'm going to explore some of those options.
One of the replies was from a poster named Cord. Our friend Cord said he has wind power to charge at night. This got me thinking about a great idea. Could we somehow rig up a contraption on our Volts to attach some removable propellers of some sort on the windows , or Front grill to spin and generate electricity while we're driving? (Kind a like those funny propellers you see people put in their towing bars on the back of their cars. They'll spend around with quite a bit of force of the wind pulls on them) Our power could go either go back into our regular battery or maybe we could rig up a spare battery to take the energy and use it later? Just seems all that wind is going to waste when we're driving down the highways.
Should we tell him?
 

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Just in case the OP isn't trolling and doesn't understand how things in the world work:

The effect of adding wind turbines to spin while you're driving will add more drag to the car and the energy to overcome that drag will exceed the amount the wind turbines make. You'll be making the car less efficient.


Anything trying to generate energy from driving won't work. It's basically trying to invent perpetual motion. Current understanding of physics says it won't work.

The closest thing that is practical is already part of the car. Regenerative braking recovers momentum that would normally just be converted into heat with conventional brakes.


If I look at the OP's previous topics, I'm probably wasting my time and feeding a troll. Heck, maybe someone else will learn something.
 

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The effect of adding wind turbines to spin while you're driving will add more drag to the car and the energy to overcome that drag will exceed the amount the wind turbines make. You'll be making the car less efficient.
That's what the government wants us to believe so they can oppress us.
 

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Apparently the government may have the technology needed for a perpetual motion machine. I saw a program on this on the history channel a while back. Apparently the key to perpetual motion is somehow inverting the gravitational field so it doesn't drag against itself It seems that this technology was captured when an alien craft crashed. It is said to be at area 51 or some other undisclosed location. The program said it's likely that this information is not being made public due to pressure from the fossil fuel industry. If the technology were made public they would be obsolete.
 

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Apparently the government may have the technology needed for a perpetual motion machine. I saw a program on this on the history channel a while back. Apparently the key to perpetual motion is somehow inverting the gravitational field so it doesn't drag against itself It seems that this technology was captured when an alien craft crashed. It is said to be at area 51 or some other undisclosed location. The program said it's likely that this information is not being made public due to pressure from the fossil fuel industry. If the technology were made public they would be obsolete.
Sadly, the history channel, discovery channel, and many other channels are no longer airing quality shows with factual information. They have switched to pawn shop Wars, storage wars, crab fishing, logging wars, etc. Reality shows have taken over cable tv.

By the way, this has already been done, and you can see how they are selling like hotcakes.

https://youtu.be/bkcn8ZkvKKc

So here's a good explanation of why that and many other ideas like this won't work

https://youtu.be/ciDv88DytoM

Why don't you try this. Get an inverter that converts 12V to 110V, plug it into your cigarette style,power port, plug your EVSE into your inverter, then plug the J1772 into your charging port, then try driving forever with this setup.

Here is a better solution for gaining range. It is a little know Easter egg that unlock the SOC so you can charge the battery all the way up to capacity and use all of it, more like a leaf, nearly doubling your range at the expense of the next owner's battery life. Try it

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?234097-Voltamorting-A-Technique-of-traveling-with-battery-restrictions-off&highlight=Voltamorting
 

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Apparently the government may have the technology needed for a perpetual motion machine. I saw a program on this on the history channel a while back. Apparently the key to perpetual motion is somehow inverting the gravitational field so it doesn't drag against itself It seems that this technology was captured when an alien craft crashed. It is said to be at area 51 or some other undisclosed location. The program said it's likely that this information is not being made public due to pressure from the fossil fuel industry. If the technology were made public they would be obsolete.
Says the person named "GreenMonster". We can trust you, right?
 

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Quirky, i'm not necessarily saying it is true , but the TV show made some very interesting arguments and facts presented. I am encouraged with President Trump in office that we will get to the bottom of this whole alien technology issue.
Sorry to get off topic here I just really wanted to know about additional features we can all use to increase our range. I still think my idea of harnessing the wind we're generating anyway has some good merits
I thought the video Ilninja posted from YouTube was really interesting. Although I would want something a little more subtle because I think all those fans would mess up the appearance of our Volts.
 

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Quirky, i'm not necessarily saying it is true , but the TV show made some very interesting arguments and facts presented. I am encouraged with President Trump in office that we will get to the bottom of this whole alien technology issue.
Sorry to get off topic here I just really wanted to know about additional features we can all use to increase our range. I still think my idea of harnessing the wind we're generating anyway has some good merits
I thought the video Ilninja posted from YouTube was really interesting. Although I would want something a little more subtle because I think all those fans would mess up the appearance of our Volts.
My sarcasm font doesn't seem to be working... You didn't get it, all the fans on those self generating vehicles were fake, it's a hoax, you really can't do this. The energy used to push against the resistance of the wind will kill your EV range.

Check this one out... trying to blow your own sail with a big ass fan.

https://youtu.be/uKXMTzMQWjo
 

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Quirky, i'm not necessarily saying it is true , but the TV show made some very interesting arguments and facts presented. I am encouraged with President Trump in office that we will get to the bottom of this whole alien technology issue.
Sorry to get off topic here I just really wanted to know about additional features we can all use to increase our range. I still think my idea of harnessing the wind we're generating anyway has some good merits
I thought the video Ilninja posted from YouTube was really interesting. Although I would want something a little more subtle because I think all those fans would mess up the appearance of our Volts.
Perpetual motion is impossible. If you are in the vacuum of space you might be able to continue moving without any further energy, in which case you still need energy to change direction or speed. You always have to pull energy from somewhere. People give the government entirely too much credit, they can't communicate between departments, let alone violate laws of thermodynamics.

You harness the wind every time you drive, if it is blowing from behind you get a huge boost, and from the front a penalty. The only way you could harness the wind while you drive for a net positive is some sort of sail mechanism, which would be impractical.

I however, charge my Volt from the wind, here in Iowa we have more installed wind capacity of any state besides Texas. History channel is crap these days. I assume you are just trolling.
 

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I once saw a documentary on TV where professionals were trying to make some very interesting points that mermaids exist!

OP, maybe the Bolt EV isn't the right vehicle for you...Perhaps relocate to a cliff with a thermo at the bottom and trade in the Bolt EV for a glider plane...
 

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... Could we somehow rig up a contraption on our Volts to attach some removable propellers of some sort on the windows , or Front grill to spin and generate electricity while we're driving? ...
This really could work! I saw it on a cartoon once, but I can't find an image of it.
The Dog character is using an electric fan in the back of the sailboat to power the sailboat. Remember that one??!!
Same theory.

Perpetual motion machines work! I have one next to my passive heat amplifier.
 

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If you want to harness wind power for your car, you need to add a sail, and be careful when you are tacking across traffic lanes.

It helps if you wear an eye-patch and get a parrot.
 

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Apparently the government may have the technology needed for a perpetual motion machine. I saw a program on this on the history channel a while back. Apparently the key to perpetual motion is somehow inverting the gravitational field so it doesn't drag against itself It seems that this technology was captured when an alien craft crashed. It is said to be at area 51 or some other undisclosed location. The program said it's likely that this information is not being made public due to pressure from the fossil fuel industry. If the technology were made public they would be obsolete.
Yea, he's a troll. Or sadly clueless.
 

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Hi all. I posted a question about charging my vote with mobile solar power while I'm out and about. I got some great ideas and I'm going to explore some of those options.
One of the replies was from a poster named Cord. Our friend Cord said he has wind power to charge at night. This got me thinking about a great idea. Could we somehow rig up a contraption on our Volts to attach some removable propellers of some sort on the windows , or Front grill to spin and generate electricity while we're driving? (Kind a like those funny propellers you see people put in their towing bars on the back of their cars. They'll spend around with quite a bit of force of the wind pulls on them) Our power could go either go back into our regular battery or maybe we could rig up a spare battery to take the energy and use it later? Just seems all that wind is going to waste when we're driving down the highways.
A micro-wind turbine hidden behind a door that opens when the car is parked should work. This way it wouldn't negatively affect the car's efficiency while driving since the propeller door would be closed. Solar panels on the car is another idea. Adding the two together would further increase the energy generated from the sun and wind. About 5-10 miles per week can be generated with a solar roof. Perhaps at least 10-20 miles per week could be generated with solar panels + a micro wind turbine integrated into the car, depending on where you park.
 

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Over-unity strikes again. Sheesh.

The ones using magnets to rotate a computer fan are pretty cool though. Even though worthless. I also like that one in Iron Man on the CEO's desk. Stark couldn't stop it even by blocking the motion.

OP: The best way, imho, to use less power is in one of your other threads. Grade the road so it is downhill in both directions!

The only fan I know of that generates power is a turbine in a jet engine. Of course, it uses Jet-A to do that, so, no net power. And they're pretty loud for a car.
 
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