The owner of this Chevy Bolt electric car has done something that no other manufacturer has done so far.
I /post owner/ have always wondered why electric cars don’t use the energy generated by the rotation of the wheels to charge the car’s battery.
This person has already done this at home. What you see is a generator that generates current to charge the battery, eliminating the need to stop at charging stations to charge the battery or charging at home at night, the battery is charged while the car is in motion.
It’s that simple…
An electric motor is a device that uses electrical energy to create mechanical energy. On the contrary, a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electricity.
Motors and electricity start from the properties of electromagnetic waves, which are the physical relationship between magnetism and electricity. An electrometer is a device that acts like a magnet, but the magnetic force is expressed as electricity.
When a conducting wire of a material (for example, copper) passes through a magnetic field, a current is generated in the wire (simple base generator). In contrast, electricity is transmitted through a wire wound around an iron core, which is in the presence of a magnetic field, which moves and bends (a very simple motor).
Motor / Generator
Motors / generators are devices that can operate in two different modes. Contrary to some people, this does not mean that the two motor/generator modes go back and forth from each other. (The motor rotates in one direction and the generator rotates in the opposite direction).
It is always the same as the vertical axis. “Change of direction” is the flow of electricity. A motor uses electrical energy (current) to produce mechanical power, and a generator uses mechanical power to produce electricity (flows).