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EEVblog 1600 – Rouute: Road Based Energy BUSTED

ouute: Road Based Energy! Harvest kinestic energy from cars using speed bumps. Will this decarbonise and save the planet? Do the numbers add up?

https://www.rouute.com/road-based-energy
Discount Morgan Freeman promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGw2lcTS1gs
Introducing Rouute test video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxnksdL5nx8
https://www.electricaltimes.co.uk/worlds-first-road-based-energy-recovery-system-set-to-launch-to-market-to-help-drive-net-zero-agenda/
https://www.business-live.co.uk/manufacturing/grimsby-start-up-could-generate-26824298
https://www.facebook.com/rouutetechnologies/
Kinetic Energy Calculator: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/physics/kinetic.php

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1600-rouute-road-based-energy-busted/

00:00 – Rouute Road Based Energy
01:58 – Discount Morgan Freeman narrates the video
03:21 – UN Goal 7 compliant
04:40 – The founder explains and shows a testing video
06:37 – Let’s look at their info pack
09:03 – Can we get serious now?
11:19 – Reminds of PaveGen that is still gaining millions in funding for energy harvesting pavements
12:41 – You canna’ change the laws of physics Captain!
13:30 – Let’s calculate the Kinetic Energy viability using their numbers
14:34 – They seem to be out by an order of magnitude at least…
16:15 – Converting kinetic energy into electrical energy is just energy THEFT on flat roads
19:57 – It works, but is all but impractical in most circumstances.

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