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In hybrid cars, hydraulic regenerative braking system (HRBS) can play significant role to lower the fuel consumption.It recycles energy by converting kinetic energy into potential energy during deceleration using accumulator.A hydraulic accumulator is a pressure storage reservoir in which a non-compressible hydraulic fluid is held under pressure by an external source.And, in this case this external source is high pressure compressed air.
What’s the use of storing energy?
This energy can be reused while acceleration which significantly lower the fuel consumption.Moreover, we all use stored energy in some or the other way. When we fill water tank on roof top using electric motors, we are actually storing electric energy in the form of potential energy and this energy can be used later to provide water inside our home.
Why its important?
Energy recycling is the energy recovery process of utilizing energy that would normally be wasted.The regenerative braking system can capture and recycle the normally wasted braking energy during vehicle drive cycle.
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