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Old 07-12-2010, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FYI, when looking at using a freewheel on my bicycle vs a fixed gear, the figure I saw was that the regen would return %18 of what you put into it, and the constant friction reduced the bikes ability to coast well beyond what you would get back from %18 of your braking energy. So most bike sized EVs opt for free-wheel.

Not an EV only problem though, hybrids have the same concern.
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