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Old 07-14-2010, 11:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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one thought I have is what is the net energy profit? If it takes x amount of extra equipment to use regen braking, how much is the cost to move that equipment down the road? If x=0, then 1% recovery of the energy otherwise lost is infinitely larger than 0%
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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