Goodyear’s New Tire Concept for Electric Vehicles

Though it is just a concept thus far, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has come up with a way to charge electric vehicles through the heat generated from the tires. They are calling this new type of tire the “BH-03” and recently unveiled the product at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. This remarkable tire wears ultra black, thermoelectric material to absorb sunlight while the vehicle is stationary and also converts the heat produced by the rolling tire’s friction into electrical energy. This electrical energy would then in turn be used to charge the vehicle’s batteries.

Video of BH-03 concept pitched at Geneva Motor Show

The “BH-03” concept is a brilliant sustainable way to produce electric energy for vehicles. I believe this will be very exciting for the electric vehicle industry that we will be seeing much more of in the near future!

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