Electric wind will help trucks save fuel

Swedish experts from the Royal Institute of Technology proposed to minimize the effect of air currents on trucks with the help of devices that generate plasma. They will create a so-called electric wind, which will reduce the impact of ordinary wind.

According to scientists, about 20% of the energy of a truck is lost due to aerodynamic drag. The use of wind generators located in the front corners of the cab of a truck without a hood reduces fuel consumption by 5%, experts say.

Electric wind is created by two electrodes when high voltage is applied. The surrounding air is ionized, which leads to the movement of air molecules.