We first encountered the "regenerative acceleration" system from Thane Heins years ago. You might think that seemingly impossible ideas like this would go off somewhere and never be heard from again, especially in this age of honest-to-goodness EV from major OEMs. But you'd be wrong.

Thus, we present, without too much comment, a new video that purports to show Heins' ReGenX tech applied to a Myers Motors NMG and undergoing its first test drive. From the sound of the official text used in the YouTube page (posted after the jump), it appears that Heins' Potential Difference Inc. (PDI) is working with Myers on the ReGenerative Acceleration Generator Integration project.

We won't pretend we understand what Heins says is going on here or that we honestly imagine there is any way that an EV can constantly recharge its own batteries as it drives down the road (absent some external power source, like this), but Heins claims that his system:

create[s] a repelling magnetic field until the generator's rotor magnetic field is top dead center to the coil. At this time (TDC) the ReGenX generator coil produces a delayed repelling magnetic field which repels the rotor's magnetic field with additional force which is now already moving away from the coil. The result is a reversal of the electromotive force induced inside the ReGenX generator from a counter-electromotive force to complimentary-electromotive force.

Got that? Good. Because the claim is that, once an EV gets up to 10 kilometers an hour (6 miles per hour), it can generate energy. The current goal is to beef up an EVs range by 30 to 50 percent, but as you can hear Heins say in the video, he's hopeful the system can "keep recharging [the batteries] from then on, right throughout the use." Read more about it here.

Watch the video (plus a bonus clip of a ReGenX generator being tested in a scooter) after the jump.







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Myers Motors EV / Potential Difference Inc. ReGenerative Acceleration Generator Integration Project first drive.

ReGenX Technology represents the culmination of 11 years of research and development by PDI looking at ways to reduce generator armature reaction - the "braking" component of regenerative braking. Generator armature reaction (EV regenerative braking effects) are a result of the generator inducing a counter-electromotive force inside the generator when current flows in the generator coils and the batteries are being recharged. This counter-electromotive force is simply another name for "repelling magnetic field."

PDI ReGenX Technology delays the generator coils' ability to create a repelling magnetic field until the generator's rotor magnetic field is top dead center to the coil. At this time (TDC) the ReGenX generator coil produces a delayed repelling magnetic field which repels the rotor's magnetic field with additional force which is now already moving away from the coil. The result is a reversal of the electromotive force induced inside the ReGenX generator from a counter-electromotive force to complimentary-electromotive force.

By reversing the Regenerative Braking effects and creating Regenerative Acceleration in it's place - EVs can now recharge their batteries while accelerating (from 10 km/hr and up), also while coasting, and while braking.

The Regenerative Acceleration Generator recharging goal and range increase is 30 - 50%.

PDI is now in the process if licensing the IP and is integrating the technology into electric vehicles.

PDI is offering free Non-Exclusive licensing to our developmental partners (at this stage) and our goal is to create mutually beneficial collaborative and cooperative business arrangements which encourages and supports the quickest integration of the the technology for the EV industry as a whole while honoring individual contributions.

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