Regenerative braking technology, where kinetic energy of a vehicle in motion is transferred back into on-board electric systems, has been used in public trains for some time and in race cars somewhat more recently. Nissan Motor Co. has plans to bring regenerative braking to its Japanese Serena S-Hybrid minivan in order to squeeze out extra Read on! →


Mazda recently introduced a new regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions as the vehicle brakes. The system is called i-ELOOP — or “Intelligent Energy Loop.” It makes an internal combustion vehicle behave in a manner similar to a hybrid. Converts kinetic energy to electricity The system converts kinetic braking energy — usually Read on! →