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.