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09-02-2011 08:47 PM #1
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Regenerative braking when battery full?
Maybe this has been answered here before, but if so I could not find it.
I'm enjoying my 2010 Ford Escape at 10,000 miles, no problems so far!
But I have one question maybe someone can answer: My daily commute is about 45 miles each way; starting with about 35 miles high-speed expressway (75 mph) and ending with about 10 mi. city driving.
Question: after 35 miles at highway speed, my battery presumably is pretty much fully charged. When I apply brakes then, what happens? I know the car tries to use regenerative braking, but I guess the question is, how do the brakes work when the battery is fully charged?
Any reply would be appreciated!