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Regenerative Braking

How does regenerative braking work?

Regenerative braking is a method of converting the energy that is usually lost when a car brakes into electrical energy, which is then used to recharge the batteries. It is mostly used in electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and can help extend their range.

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How does an electric vehicle work?

An electric car, also known as a battery electric vehicle or EV, uses one or more electric motors to move the vehicle.

What is a battery electric vehicle?

A battery electric vehicle (BEV) uses the electrical energy from rechargeable batteries to power an electric motor (or motors).

What is a plug-in hybrid car?

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a vehicle that has a slightly larger battery than a regular hybrid, so it travels further just using electricity.

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