Mazda's New Regenerative Braking System Poised for Debut in 2012 at Bright Bay Mazda on Long Island
A new regenerative braking system designed by Mazda is the first in the industry to utilize a capacitor and will be installed on Mazda vehicles available at Bright Bay Mazda in 2012.
- (1888PressRelease) December 08, 2011 - Bright Bay Mazda proudly announces that Mazda vehicles in 2012 will come installed with Mazda's state-of-the-art, regenerative braking system. On the heels of the release of Mazda's SKYACTIV® fuel efficiency technology, Mazda has made another automotive advancement with the industry-first capacitor-based regenerative braking system.
The new braking system from Mazda is called "i-ELOOP". The new technology like SKYACTIV®, helps to improve fuel efficiency. The i-ELOOP system is estimated in real-world driving situations to improve fuel economy by 10%.
Typical regenerative braking systems are made with batteries that lose their effectiveness over time. Mazda's system utilizes a capacitor, which is an electrical component that can hold huge volumes of electricity. The capacitor can be charged and discharged quickly without deteriorating over use and time. As the vehicle slows down via the brakes, the system takes the kinetic energy and creates electricity.
The electricity that is stored on Mazda's capacitor is then used for electrical components in the car including climate control, sound system, and many other electrical devices. With the capacitor-based system, there is no need for an electric motor or battery like there are on hybrids.
The revolutionary technology is another huge step for Mazda in improving fuel efficiency for its vehicles while still holding on to its ideals of not sacrificing performance for efficiency. For more information on the i-ELOOP system or to schedule a test drive, visit Bright Bay Mazda on Long Island and speak with their helpful sales associates. View Mazda inventory online at www.brightbaymazda.com/NewMazdaCars and follow Bright Bay Mazda at www.twitter.com/BrightBayMazda.
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Bright Bay Mazda is proud to serve the Long Island, NY area. Carrying a full line of new and used Mazda cars, Bright Bay Mazda offers the ultimate selection when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. The knowledgeable and award-winning service department is ready to assist with all repairs and maintenance needs. The parts department offers the latest and best variety of Mazda parts and accessories. Bright Bay Mazda strives for 100 percent customer satisfaction for each visit.