The i20 is a cute little car by Hyundai that is a perfect fit for anyone who is looking for something decent to move around in. In 2014 the i20 received a grand redesigning, especially the exterior was updated to something slightly more spicy. The interior got a big revamping as well, and ended up looking much more contemporary. In the tech department the car also went up a few notches. All in all, it turned the i20 in a…
regenerative braking system
The regenerative braking system is the widespread term for the system that can intercept kinetic energy that is released when braking. This energy is then converted into electricity and flows into the car’s battery. The energy, otherwise let out and disappearing, can power electric features in the car, such as air conditioning, radio, sound system and lights.
This system first made its appearance on cars that actually use a lot of the car’s battery, namely the Toyota Prius and Tesla Roadster, well-known electric vehicles. Later on, the appeal of regenerative braking dawned on other car manufacturers too and nowadays regenerative braking is also available on traditional cars. Regenerative braking is a practical and durable way to at least slightly minimize the polluting properties of a car.
Regenerative braking originates from trains and trams. These public transport means have been using regenerative braking for decennia. The braking system of trains lend themselves perfectly for regenerative braking.