Mazda’s new i-ELOOP system is a regenerative braking system that can improve fuel economy by up to 10%.
The intelligent fuel recycling system works by converting the car’s kinetic energy into electricity. As the driver starts to decelerate the i-ELOOP recovers the kinetic energy. This is stored and used to power the climate control, audio system and other electronic devices.
The i-ELOOP is the first such system in the world to use a capacitor, making it highly efficient and avoiding the need for an electric motor and battery. This enables the system to avoid the common pitfalls associated with batteries. As a result, it can charge and discharge electricity quickly, and resists deterioration from prolonged use.
When used in stop-start driving conditions, the i-ELOOP gives additional fuel economy of up to 10%. Working with Mazda’s exclusive ‘i-stop’ idling stop technology, the i-ELOOP prolongs the amount of time the engine can be shut off for.
Mazda’s cutting-edge SKYACTIV technology is enhancing the efficiency of their engines, and combined with the i-ELOOP and i-stop, increasing fuel economy. This creates vehicles with enviable environmental profiles as well as exhilarating driving experiences.
The i-ELOOP will be debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show next month with the TAKERI concept car, a mid-sized saloon.
In the UK, the first Mazda sporting the full range of innovative SKYACTIV technologies will be the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV, which will be launched in Spring 2012.
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