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Old 11-17-2017, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I quite agree!

I recently drove from Wisconsin to Georgia. I came through the mountains in Tennessee later at night when mostly only semis were on the road. I made my best effort to regen as much as I could in the Prius... This wasn't hard and the battery topped off quite quick. However, it wasn't too long into the decent until I notice the smell around me... burning brakes, and it lasted for at least a good mile. I can only imagine how many kWh could be recaptured in that scenario. It has to be massive.
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