An apparatus to generate electricity from the rotational energy of a steering column
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-29
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Disclosed is a new Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The core idea of this invention is to mount an apparatus within and/or around a vehicle's steering column to capture the rotational energy of the steering wheel that is generated as the vehicle operator turns the wheel, and then send that captured electricity to a battery/capacitor/actuator.