Goodyear unveils a tire capable of generating electricity for EVs
One of the very few stressful situations that electric vehicle owners face today is range anxiety. People looking to invest in EVs or currently owning one do spend hours of time imagining what it’d be like to be stranded on a lonely highway, far away from an EV charging station. A few unlucky souls have faced nightmarish situations like these in the past too. However, Goodyear is looking to change this scenario and has shown-off a new heat-gathering, electricity-generating tire concept at the 2015 Geneva International Auto Show!
Called the BH03 concept tire, this contraption will be capable of capturing the heat generated by the friction of the tire rolling along the road. Apart from this, the tire also packs thermo-piezoelectric material that can capture light and heat when the vehicle is stationary. All of this will then be converted into electricity, which can then be used to juice up an EV! As for now, Goodyear is a little ambiguous in regards to the details of the tire but we’d like to see these hit assembly lines soon!
[Via – Inhabitat]