Shoppers’ cars will soon be able to power supermarkets

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By┬áSEAN POULTER Mail Online Shoppers’ cars will be used to power supermarket tills in a revolutionary new scheme. The weight of vehicles driving over road plates into a new eco store will power a generator that creates enough electricity to keep checkouts ringing. The system uses the same type of technology Formula 1 cars use to convert kinetic energy created during braking into speed. At the Sainsbury’s store in Gloucester, kinetic plates, which were embedded in the road yesterday, are pushed down every time a vehicle passes over them. A…read more