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Regenerative braking

To improve the range of its electric cars, Renault has adopted an energy recovery braking system: every time the vehicle slows down, part of its kinetic energy is converted into electricity. The battery is recharged when the driver lifts the foot off the accelerator or slightly engages the brake. Range is thereby optimised. The R-Link navigation system shows the driver the moments when regenerative braking causes the battery to store additional energy. To conserve energy, regenerative braking is an integral part of eco-driving.

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