Goodyear has just released a new concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show for tires that could help to eliminate the biggest problem electric cars face — running out of energy. The BHO3 tire will charge up the car’s battery while it is driving. How does this revolutionary invention do that you ask? By harnessing a natural byproduct of simply driving.
While the car drives, the heat from the tires would be captured and transformed into electricity to charge the car. It will be made with ultra-black textured patches that are designed to to absorb the maximum amount of both heat and light.
Another design, called the, “Triple Tube,” is designed to enhance driving performance over various conditions, such as wet or icy roads, by utilizing an air pump that automatically adjusts the tire’s pressure based on road conditions.
“These concept tires reimagine the role that tires may play in the future,” said Joe Zekoski, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer. “We envision a future in which our products become more integrated with the vehicle and the consumer, more environmentally friendly and more versatile.”