THE CENTRAL QUESTION ...
How does the electric motor serve to brake my EV and what are the underlying principles that enable braking to happen?
The use of regenerative braking as a mechanism for capturing and reusing a vehicle’s kinetic energy is presented. Basic kinetic energy concepts are discussed, the characteristics of an electric motor that allows it to become a generator are explored, the system diagram for a regenerative braking system is considered, and driving with regen is examined. To obtain a copy of the EVU study guide for this and other available EVU courses, please complete the form on this page.
Course level: Intermediate