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Old 01-14-2008, 11:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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From a (now old) press rel:

Brake-energy regeneration is new to the 5 Series, which recycles previously lost energy by using a smart alternator and special battery. Whereas a conventional alternator constantly draws energy from the engine, the smart alternator only does so when the battery needs it — as well, engine energy generated while braking or descending a hill goes to charge the battery. This set-up achieves an overall three-percent improvement in fuel economy.
The 1-series is getting this too.
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