Regenerative braking: Mazda takes a step ahead thanks to capacitors

25/11/2011
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.
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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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