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Old 04-25-2009, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ACTUAL home-brew EV regen braking

I ran across this video of a CitiCar, which the owner added regenerative braking to.

The video doesn't say exactly how he had it wired up, but it appears to be an alternator that kicks on when he lets off the GO pedal.

Maybe you guys can figure out exactly how it works.

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