View Single Post
Old 07-16-2017, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
redpoint5's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,420

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 27.35 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,262
Thanked 3,585 Times in 2,678 Posts
Originally Posted by ECO-AKJ View Post
Yes I don't have the brain power to understand this completely, but I found it fascinating
Electricity = magnetism (and vice versa).
Therefore an electric motor is also a generator, depending on if you are supplying electricity (then it's a motor), or kinetic energy (then it's a generator).

Electricity makes a magnetic field, and magnetic fields can make electricity.

You cannot make more of one, without supplying more of the other.

MODS- This can live in the unicorn corral.
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator

Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
Frank Lee (07-16-2017), rmay635703 (07-16-2017)