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Re: Friends, families and physics...

> I believe that real world systems may reach around 50%. But that assumes that the braking is not heavy enough to exceed what the battery can absorb. That's why max regen on EVs is limited.

There's also the fact that a measurable amount of the car's power will be going to secondary systems - e.g. lightbulbs, aircon, the sound system and the various sensors and computers which tie everything together. It all adds up...

Ain't no such thing as a free lunch, at least when it comes to physics...

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