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Brake Energy Regeneration (Recuperation)

The energy released when braking or coasting is converted back into electrical energy by the alternator by means of recuperation. This energy is stored in the battery and is available for future acceleration processes. The battery can then supply power to the electrical consumers, meaning the engine does not have to drive the alternator as much.

Along with a suitable alternator and battery, the system comprises intelligent battery management, which includes additional monitoring functions for the battery’s charge level.

Brake energy regeneration is one of the efficient and eco-compatible technologies that Volkswagen pools together under its BlueMotionTechnologies umbrella brand.