A big chunk of new technologies developed for the automotive industry is directed at fuel efficiency and a overall more economical driving.
Now, a new material promises to use exhaust heat to generate electricity, both cheaply and with a better efficiency than previous techs.
The whole secret lies in tetrahedrite, a grey to black mineral which naturally occurs in some hydrothermal veins and metamorphic deposits. And it also comes with the added benefit of not being a toxic material, unlike others that were tested.
The exact process of how this is achieved is not readily available and, to be completely honest, it doesn’t sound like easy lecture. But one thing we are to get from this bit of news is that cars are slowly becoming more efficient, and this particular tech just might make it on production cars, like regenerative breaking and other such features.