08.05.2016 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Can electric vehicles self-charge?

No. Energy conversions are never 100 percent efficient, so every time we convert one form of energy to another, we lose some of that energy. Hybrids and EVs recapture some of their energy back into the batteries through regenerative braking.

3 comments on “Can electric vehicles self-charge?”
  1. Bill wildman says:

    We pul a car behind our coach. Why can’t the wheels in motion charge an electric car so it is ready to go when we park the coach

  2. Anonymous says:

    Its certainly possible, but if the electric car were charging while being pulled in such a manner, the energy being put into the battery would essentially be coming from an increased load on the pull car.

  3. robert wade says:

    Above it answers that energy conversions are never 100% efficient….but how efficient are they?
    What auto companies are trying to regenerate their own electricity through wheel motion?

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