"Quick action equals quick victory."
Windcharger was the fastest Autobot over short distances. Was good in situations requiring fast, decisive action. Was enthusiastic but impatient. Had short attention span. Could cast powerful magnetic field which could attract or repel large metal objects. Smashed them at closer distances. These abilities used up tremendous energy. Often burnt himself out due to carelessness.
Windcharger was among the Ark crew who awoke in 1984 after millions of years stranded, comatose, on Earth. He valiantly stood around in the background and filled out crowds. In 2005, Windcharger was among the Autobot casualties in the Battle of Autobot City.