The Magnetic Motor

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?

2 Responses to The Magnetic Motor
  1. Kennis Koldewyn

    Sorry, the shielded permanent magnet motor is an old perpetual motion fallacy and a hoax. Ultimately, it will not run without the input of energy from some source. Unfortunately, there is no simple, inexpensive and almost limitless source of energy—the closest you can get is sunlight. You really should have been paying attention in your high school science classes, but it’s not just you—the fact that people keep getting fooled by this kind of nonsense is a real indictment of our educational system.

    • tim

      Hey Kennis, thanks for taking the time to read and comment; it is much appreciated. However I don’t think I really endorsed the magnetic motor as the solution. I was simply to putting it out there, as kind of a “things that make you go hmm” idea, to generate critical, and problem solving thought – which I think you can agree our school system is failing miserably in inspiring those areas too. I had simply never heard of the magnetic motor before I saw that video; probably because it isn’t viable, or feasible, as you state in your comment. I think another indictment of our educational system is that it has become too strict and rigid in its curriculum, meaning that only what is on the (standardized) test is what is taught, so there is little to no wandering down the rabbit hole of what ifs?, how comes?, or the age old, and simplest, yet most complicated question ever asked, “why?” allowed for. So, students are essentially just churned out drones with little to no real knowledge – but I digress. Again, thank you for taking the time to read and comment here; like I said, I really do appreciate it.

      Take Care,
      Tim