In the future we might start seeing regen happen from other systems, suspension is an easy one since there's so much travel it goes through even on regular commuters with good roads. Every bit more of power you can get goes a long way.
Huh???Yup regenerative shock absorbers are definitely a thing, patent was filed for it in 2005, not sure who owns it though
I doubt that you'll see a consensus, but I've never felt that my Leaf has inadequate brakes. There are other issues with them, like the ABS reducing braking too aggressively under some road conditions, and losing power assist if the 12 volt accessory battery fails, but when the full stopping power of the brakes can be used, it seems quite adequate.What is the consensus of opinion of all the experienced EV owners here?
Add to that the growing amount of lanes for green vehicles/car pooling/etc. and it gets even better since then the lanes we're in are much smoother and no where near as congested as regular lanes. One of the reasons i can't wait for self driving cars to be on the road in mass.After 41 years of EV experience with different EVs, when regeneration is used frequently the less the brakes become used, almost like muscle memory. The inexperienced EV driver may use both often, but as the experience with regen lengthens, the brakes become rarely even tapped. The more the driver can control this the quicker the learning curve.
I look forward to the Bolt experience!