Hi, I have heard that some batteries recharge as you pedal? Or recharge as you are cruising downhill? Can't find any info on this. Any info appreciated, thanks in advance.
Mostly, those with Direct Drive motors do. But it generates very little energy, not much effect on battery charge. This feature is more useful for breaking using the motor resistance instead of break pads.Thank you chrisob. Am wondering which bikes have that regenerative capability?
Of course it works in your cars, there is slightly more mass in play! LOLIt certainly works on my Bolt. Even on the Volt I think 65% of the energy used going uphill is regenerated going down. Check the Pike' Peak logs.
My PIM e-bike has two levels of regeneration. The -2 level really drags down the speed without the aid of disk braking. No idea the numbers but the company lists it as 100 watts ( seems there is a dimension missing)