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Old 08-01-2010, 09:28 PM   #39 (permalink)
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My 94 VX has just passed 59k miles and the original front brake pads have 50% left.

I guess that confirms that coasting is better, but coasting and regeneration would be even better in the inevitable circumstance of forced stops.

I read somewhere that a single 60-0 stop wastes the energy that could maintain the original speed for .7 mile.

The key is to have the ability to regenerate without a massive weight penalty, as well as to store and reapply the energy at much higher efficiencies than are possible with electric configurations.

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