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  • Honda Fit EV shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

    Not to be outdone by its fellow carmakers at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show that opened Wednesday, Honda is putting its faith in three high-tech features in its future models. Demonstrated with the Fit EV and SH-AWD test vehicles, Honda has shown a reinvention of regenerative braking, introduced a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for the first time in its vehicles, and an all-wheel drive system that uses electric motors to power the rear wheels. Regenerative Braking The concept of regenerative braking is nothing new - it's been a feature of fuel-efficient vehicles since the first hybrids in...

  • Mazda i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative braking technology
    Mazda Spawns World's First Capacitor Brake-Regeneration Tech

    With the stunning Mazda Takeri concept car due at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show beginning Wednesday, the company will pioneer a piece of technology that improves the fuel economy of its cars by 10 percent. Known as i-ELOOP, it uses a capacitor as part of its regenerative braking system, for the first...

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