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    Official: Mazda reveals i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative braking system

    Batteries aren't the only technology mankind has invented to store electricity, and Mazda is working on a solution to the energy storage needs of electrified vehicles with a new system it's calling i-ELOOP. While we wish it didn't have such a cumbersome moniker, the technology behind i-ELOOP is ...

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    Officially Official: Toyota recalls 2010 Prius and Lexus HS250h for ABS fix

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    In what is perhaps our least surprising announcement of the young day, Toyota has officially announced that it will recall 2010 model Prius and Lexus HS250h models globally along with the Toyota Sai in Japan to fix an issue the ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius brakes under investigation by Japanese, U.S. governments

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    The pain just keeps on coming for Toyota. First came complaints of cars running away without the driver pressing the accelerator. Now the Japanese government has ordered Toyota to investigate the braking system on the 2010 Prius. ...

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    NHTSA reportedly eyes loss of braking power in 2010 Toyota Prius

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    2009 has not been a good year for Toyota. After getting its first full-year loss in seven decades, it faced its biggest-ever safety recall over unintended acceleration caused by floor mats and/or throttle control software. Now, as the ...

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    On the Rebound: Scientists invent regenerative shocks

    Scientists at Tufts University have patented a shock absorber that converts compressive energy into electricity, which can then be stored in a hybrid vehicle's batteries. Called the Power-Generating Shock Absorber (PGSA), actually an electromagnetic linear generator, it uses "magnet arrays, high ...

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    BMW 7-Series hybrid on the horizon

    With Cameron Diaz now officially set to ride in the BMW Hydrogen 7 to the 2008 Oscar Awards, more unofficial details are coming out that BMW is planning to launch a Hybrid 7 Series in the next 2-3 years. We have blogged about hybrid BMW models before. In fact, just last April, we spoke about a ...

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    Start-stop MINI due in September, diesel version to match CO2 emissions of Prius

    According to suppliers quoted by Automotive News, soon after the MINI press conference concludes in Frankfurt, buyers will be able to get their iconic runabout complete with regenerative braking and start-stop features.Both gasoline- and diesel-powered models will be equipped with the new ...

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    Regenerative braking coming to BMW 3-series in October

    We already know that BMW isn't interested in making any hybrid gas/electric vehicles unless they can find a way to make the system more efficient than their most efficient diesels (click here for more from AutoblogGreen). But, that does not mean that some of the technology pioneered in hybrid ...

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    BMW 5-series gets regenerative braking, but not why you think

    It would seem that BMW reads Autoblog. How else would you explain them, at least partially, answering our question about how a conventional automobile would utilize some of the hybrid demon-tweaks?For the first time ever, BMW has equipped a non-hybrid car with a regenerative braking system. There's ...

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    Mazda RX-9 features Mighty Morphin' tire technology and energy absorbent skin

    The Mazda RX-9 is an advanced concept that came out on top in this year’s Michelin Design Challenge. It’s a hybrid featuring a 2.5L V6 and wafer-thin electric motor, but features a couple of technologies not seen before in the race for higher fuel mileage. James Owen Design is the ...


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