Let’s take a closer look at conventional friction car brakes and how electric vehicles regain energy with regenerative brakes.
Conventional car brakes serve only one purpose—stopping the car. They are such an essential part of the car, yet hold a greater potential in energy efficiency, particularly in terms of regenerative braking.
A brake system is a component that is used to reduce the speed of a vehicle. A disc brake is used to slow down or stop the rotation of a wheel using brake pads, brake callipers, and brake discs. Drum brakes use brake shoes to create friction and slow down or stop a vehicle, and disc brakes use brake pads for the same. Disc brakes are usually made of materials such as cast iron, reinforced carbon, and ceramic composites.
Jaguar had a hard time keeping a lid on its plans for an even faster F-Type. Spied at the Nurburgring, then leaked by a Dutch car blog, then confirmed without detail by Jaguar and teased in audio form, we now have the fully-official info on the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the fastest production vehicle Jaguar has ever made.
Talking to a mechanic can be daunting, but fear not, Carbuyer is here to translate some of the jargon they use.
Working on your 4x4s brake system can be daunting to anyone who hasn’t worked on brakes before. You don’t want to compromise your rig’s critical ability to stop.
DON, part of TMD Friction, has launched a range of longer-lasting brake pads that, it says, will improve the efficiency of buses, trucks and trailers.