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BP Auto Spares India Explains the Working of Regenerative Braking System
What if the energy it takes to drive a car can be saved? The car's kinetic energy as soon as it slows down either converts into heat or goes wasted. But, the latest spike in car advancements has led to the development of Regenerative Braking System
By: BP Impex
The director of the worldwide dealers of Ashok Leyland Spare Parts, BP Auto Spares India in this press release would like to highlight the working of Regenerative Braking System. He starts by saying," Regenerative Braking System is an technologically advanced and alternative braking system, which long with the traditional braking system is used in modern day hybrid/electric cars to put the car's kinetic energy back into use. Big luxury brands such as Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Mercedes employ the regenerative braking technology. Also, public transportation such as few high end buses and bullet trains make use of Regenerative Braking System to curb the effects of growing transportation fleet on environment and also to save fuel costs."
He continues," All the modern day electric vehicles are equipped with electric motors connected to the car batteries to power the car wheels. When the vehicle is in motion, the energy from the battery flows to the motors, which helps turn the vehicle wheels, providing the car all the kinetic energy it requires to run. But as soon as you push down the brake paddle to bring the car to a complete halt, the entire process goes into reverse mode. First, electric circuits cut the supply of power to the motors. So, now with the help of present kinetic energy and the force of momentum forces the wheels to turn the motor, so the motor starts working like a generator and begins producing electricity instead of consuming it. Now the electricity generated from these motor-like-generators transports back to the batteries, charging them up fully. This way a large proportion of kinetic energy that would otherwise be wasted upon slowing down is returned to the batteries which can be used again when you next accelerate again."
He concludes by saying" The few minor drawbacks of Regenerative Braking System are that it performs well up to a certain speed limit, in a stop-and-go driving conditions and is comparatively slower than traditional braking system."
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