Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Magnetic Propulsion Technology for cars

21-Year-old David Gonzales II of San Antonio, has developed a novel new idea to propel cars running on internal combustion engines. According to Gonzales, only about 20 percent of all the energy generated by an internal combustion engine actually reach the wheels of the car.

This young man claims he has devised a way to increase that output to about 90 percent, by magnetically propelling the vehicle using magnetic layers fitted inside the wheels of the vehicle. In addition to propelling the vehicle forward, these magnets will also help bring the car to a standstill during braking, and thus eliminate friction during braking. Energy is also recycled and stored during braking, and the system also boasts a transmission that has no moving parts. The Layered MagWheel is able to convert about 90 percent of the energy passing through it to the wheel. This will allow drivers to go several times farther on a gallon of gas.

His invention has earned Gonzales a $100,000 first-place award in the ConocoPhillips Energy Prize competition during October 2008.

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