Pavegen develops an experiment, in partnership with Tesla, that charges electric cars through floor tiles that absorb footstep energy

Pavegen, the startup that develops tech to collect footfall energy, has collaborated with Tesla in an experiment to charge cars through the power of the footstep. The test was a success and demonstrates the wealth of energy we create with each step.

While a single footstep will not solve our fossil fuel problems or give enough energy to even move the car by an inch, foot traffic on London’s busy Oxford street can generate enough energy in a day to drive an electric car 953 miles.

“The system works,” Pavegen CEO and Founder Laurence Kemball-Cook shares, “but we need several hundred thousand footsteps to allow the vehicle to drive 20 minutes within London’s busiest streets.”

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