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Old 06-30-2009, 01:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
Bicycle Bob
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The down side of this is that in a hard stop, brakes process over 1,000 HP. It can be hard to get a battery to accept charge at that rate. On the plus side, most braking can be done at less than 100 HP, especially if you plan it, and even if the system is inefficient, to keep it light, it is better than a total loss.
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