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Electric cars are simple, but very effective. We explain how they work

The ultimate version of regenerative braking is the E-Pedal, as fitted to the Nissan Leaf. Similar systems now popping up on other electric cars; once activated, the regenerative braking is so powerful that it actually removes the need to use the brake pedal in most situations. It’ll even bring the car to a complete stop.

This system works wonders around town, where the car can be operated entirely with one foot; driving in traffic becomes a fun game of timing your throttle lifts to smoothly and effortlessly keep up with the flow of traffic. 

But the big benefit is that systems like this have the ability to feed energy back into the car’s battery – potentially improving the car’s electric range around town.

But most of your power will come from plugging it in. We explain what a home charger is on the next page.

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