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Thread: The Mazda MX-5 Miata Now Has Electronic Regenerative Braking

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    The Mazda MX-5 Miata Now Has Electronic Regenerative Braking


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    And it goes towards powering... the radio and headlights?!?!?


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    But the Mazda goes HMM.


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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Infedora's Avatar
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    Can this be retrofitted to my 90’s 1.6 to give it more power? But seriously, seems suspicious. Hum Hum!

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    I am not familiar with the Mazda system, but I imagine it is based on alternator control mainly. I know that Mitsubishi does it that way, effectively reducing the load on the alternator when accelerating/cruising, and increasing it during decelerating. Effectively, it is some free power and slightly better MPG, without a lot of mechanical complexity, so I do not see why not!

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    Video says the alternator free-wheels when the engine is under load then charges a capacitor when you let off the gas pedal. So, you are correct, Harry

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