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Shock absorber can store previously wasted energy — Engadget

May 10

While opinions may differ on the utility of regenerative braking, we can’t envision anyone outside of Chevron or BP’s head offices complaining about suspensions that generate electricity out of the bumps you encounter on the road. GenShock is just such an invention, and its creator Levant Power claims it can improve fuel efficiency by up to six percent when implemented in hybrid or all-electric vehicles, while being affordable enough to pay for itself within 18 months of installation. The company is presently targeting heavy trucks, consumer hybrids, military vehicles, and mass transit systems for implementation of its tech, which is also claimed to result in a smoother ride. Should you doubt its actual efficacy, you’ll also want to know that GenShock has so far garnered awards from the US Department of Energy, MIT, and Popular Science magazine

via Levant Power’s GenShock absorbs energy as well as bumps (video) — Engadget.

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