People Powered Tesla
Pavegen generates energy from footsteps, each time someone walks over the tile up to 7 watts (7 Joules) of energy is generated.
We used our Pavegen technology to harness the footfall of a busy street to charge a Tesla car battery, creating an off grid energy harvesting solution!
Taking into consideration a number of footfall assumptions and the EPA rate for a Tesla at 382 Watt Hours per Mile. The system works and the Pavegen tiles were used to charge the vehicle however several hundred thousand steps are required to allow the vehicle to drive for 20 minutes on London's Streets.
If the footsteps were used from one of London's busiest shopping locations: Oxford Street, enough energy would be generated from a day of people walking to drive a car 953 miles. All the way from London to Barcelona and further!
Pavegen are currently raising investment on Crowdcube, you can invest as little as ?10. See link here: #investaware