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Mazda’s i-ELOOP Designed Capacitor-based Regenerative Braking System

Japan based Mazda‘s new Technological Implementation has created a Milestone in the History of Automobile World. Last week, Mazda released the details of its new regenerative braking system called i-ELOOP (Intelligent Energy Loop), the very first of its own kind which represents the company’s intention to efficiently cycle energy in an intelligent way.

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Unlike a normal regenerative braking setup, which stores energy recaptured during deceleration in a battery, the i-ELOOP system converts the vehicle’s Kinetic Energy into Electricity as it decelerates and uses the electricity to power the climate control, audio system and numerous other electrical components. In other words, it sends the energy to a capacitor. Therefore, it reduces the load on the gas engine. It is intended for use, Not in Hybrid  vehicles but in conventionally-powered vehicles.

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Basically, i-ELOOP features a new Variable Voltage(12-25V) Alternator, a low-resistance Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) and a DC/DC converter. The capacitor can be charged and drained within seconds and resists deterioration through prolonged use. Eventually,  i-ELOOP system is designed to work in harmony with Mazda’s Skyactive Engine & Transmission  Technologies, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%. As i-ELOOP system works with the company’s i-Stop Start Stop system to extend the time so that the engine can be shut off. When the vehicle is decelerating or idling, the engine doesn’t need to burn as much fuel to generate energy because the regenerative braking system recovers kinetic energy to store as electricity.

Though Japan-based Mazda launched its first passenger cars in the early 1960s, but they took a very Long time to become Well-Known and Trusted Company to people and now it’s one of Japan’s leading automakers for environmental technology in mainstream cars. The vehicle Mazda will debut the i-ELOOP system in the TAKERI concept car at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show but the automaker still didn’t specify exactly when to expect the system to hit the market.

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