Torque Shop: How regenerative braking works in electric and hybrid vehicles

Torque Shop: How regenerative braking works in electric and hybrid vehicles

The Straits Times - Lifestyle·2020-10-24 05:00

What is "regenerative braking" in the context of electric and hybrid vehicles? It sounds like a very complex type of braking system and I am told that with EVs especially, the brake pads last much longer than those in petrol or diesel vehicles. Why is this so?

The electric motor used in hybrid and electric cars can also function as an alternator to produce electricity. This feature reverses electrical energy flow from the motor to the battery.

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