Charging Electric Vehicle Batteries with Roof-Mounted Windmills

On 2023-04-29, we had a post here, “An Invention for the All-Electric Military”, which discussed the Biden Pentagon’s plan to move to an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030 and a breakthrough invention proposed to power these vehicles.

Well, let’s put a honking big windmill on a radio-controlled model car and see if it charges the battery from the wind as the car whizzes along. What could possibly go wrong?

Of course, there’s no wind in space, so off-planet we’ll have to explore Fourmilab’s 1994 “Cosmic Background Radiation Space Drive”.