Regenerative braking isn't a new concept. But that hasn't stopped Hyundai from rethinking how such braking systems can be used in next-generation vehicles. Hyundai's 601-hp Ioniq 5 N, the high-performance variant of its electric compact crossover, comes with 440-millimeter front brakes with 4-piston monobloc calipers and 360-millimeter rear discs. The automaker said it has "reinterpreted" the regenerative braking system on the crossover to boost braking performance. It offers up to 0.6 G-force in declarative force with the "N Brake Regen" system — the vehicle's primary source of brake force. Mechanical brakes instead serve as a supplement, "ensuring enhanced endurance on the track," Hyundai said in a news release.
Already a promising technology, regenerative braking shows new power
Regenerative braking isn't a new concept. But that didn't stop Hyundai from rethinking how regenerative braking systems can be used.
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