Regenerative braking: Mazda takes a step ahead thanks to capacitors

Mazda officially revealed a new technology called "i-ELOOP"
This regenerative braking system using a capacitor is much more efficient than the currently available technologies with a reduction of consumption up to 10%.

Actual technologies use an alternator, an electric motor and sometimes a dedicated battery, the i-ELOOP is the evolution of current technologies, a converter taking the place of the electric motor and the capacitor the one of the battery.

Unlike batteries, capacitors can store and deliver large amounts of energy in a few seconds, without damaging their life, regeneration is therefore more effective.
The energy recovered is used to power air conditioning, audio system and other electrical components.
This technology is activated when the driver releases the accelerator, with a peak efficiency in the traffic with frequent stops and starts, combined with the i-Stop it offers a greater efficiency in the city, dramatically reducing consumption and emissions.

The concept Takeri to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show will be the first vehicle feature this technology

The i-ELOOP will be available on Mazda models from 2012

Par Technologic Vehicles
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