In-road ramp-powered electric generators being tested
TreeHugger.com also has a post up on the ramp generators and the author asks what’s the difference if an electric powerplant or your vehicle’s gas engine is providing power to the traffic light since the power is still being generated? It seems the ramps take the burden off of a city’s infrastructure and places it on the citizenry in their passing vehicles. Though he’s right, the additional acceleration a vehicle needs to pass over the ramp or regain speed afterwards means this isn’t free energy, the production of it has just been reapportioned.
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