I should have paid more attention in my high school science classes; which is really an odd thing to say about someone who was. is, and I hope always will be curious about how “things” work. Not just how things mechanically work, but what are the scientific principles behind why things work. As such, when I was a kid I was absolutely fascinated with the science of “things;” yet as an adolescent I became a very lazy student, and essentially ceased trying in school – shame on me. Well, I know I am not the only person who has ever taken an educational slumber in their teen years, and I am not the last either, but when I stumbled upon the below video about an electric car that runs on what is called a magnetic motor, and thus doesn’t need a battery, I sure do wish I could revisit the teen me and give him a kick in the pants.
Now, I want to know more about the principles of magnetism, and how those principles can be applied in energy producing applications. Sure, as a car guy, who loves the sound emitted through the exhaust notes of powerful cars, the whine of an electric car seems anti-climatic and lame in comparison; however I am also a realist, and realize that fossil fuels are finite in their availability, and that they do emit pollutants into the atmosphere. So, I know there will have to be a viable, efficient, and abundant alternative that takes hold at some point, and after watching the above video, as well as just doing a cursory reading up on the magnetic motor, I can’t help but wonder if it couldn’t be that viable alternative?
Sadly, the above videos don’t do a very good job of explaining exactly how either of their “miracle” engines work, let alone their viability, but you have to admit that it is intriguing, that there could be a relatively simple, inexpensive, and almost limitless source of energy already available. Is it viable, practical, and feasible? Well, I did essentially take my teen years off educationally, so I am no scientist, but I’d gladly trade the sound and the fury of the internal combustion engine for the dulcet whine of electric motors, if it meant saving me a little coin along the way. Wouldn’t you?