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Energy recovery system

The recovery system recycles the energy normally lost during braking by storing and then using it for acceleration or starting, thus saving fuel and cutting emissions.

Recovery is achieved by raising alternator voltage when you slow down and brake. This increases battery charging and helps the car slow down. When you accelerate again, the alternator load is reduced to lighten the burden on the engine and cut your fuel consumption.