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BMW patents new suspension system that harnesses electricity

This new suspension system is still in its patent stages. Whether the German car brand will bring the tech to the market needs to be seen.

According to a media report, BMW has filed a patent at the German Patent Office for a new regenerative suspension system.

As the name suggests, the new suspension system from the German car brand is said to be capable of harvesting energy as it absorbs the shock from a bump when the EV travels over a rough piece of tarmac.

With the auto industry rapidly transitioning to fully electric vehicles, automakers are finding new ways to boost EV range. In this race, BMW is redesigning the suspension, a part which traditionally wastes energy to support wheel movement.

The patent images showcase an innovative design that allows BMW's EVs to produce usable energy while the wheels move in reaction to a speed bump. The harnessed energy from the suspension is then sent to a generator unit that converts it to usable electricity, in turn charging the car's battery.

However, this new suspension system is still in its patent stages. Whether the German car brand will bring the tech to the market needs to be seen.

Source: CarBuzz

 
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