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Old 05-07-2009, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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On the tires, what I listed in my blog was we should use metal wheels with solid treads for the lowest rolling resistance possible, and then tune the suspension accordingly. The hydraulic pressure developed by the suspension should be used to generate electricity (a la what MIT has done). So, we gain in efficiency and regain some of what would have been waste energy, as well.
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