DS Automobiles wants to develop cars without classic brakes

If you ask the designers and engineers of the French manufacturer of luxury sports cars DS Automobiles, but also the management of the Formula E racing series, in the near future stopping the car will not depend on discs and brake pads, but only on electric motors with kinetic energy regeneration.

Namely, a new Formula E car was recently presented to the public, which does not have the last classic brake, but brakes only regeneratively, and the DS has incorporated the same technology into its new concept.

DS E-Tense Performance

The DS E-Tense Performance is presented as the first road car concept in the world without a classic brake. All wheels of this car have regenerative braking systems, which with the help of two built-in electric motors can completely stop the car as well as classic brakes. It is a system of regenerating kinetic energy into electrical energy, with a power of as much as 600 kW, he states Autonet.hr.

DS E-Tense Performance

The DS says that regenerative braking could soon become the only method of stopping a car. The benefits would be manifold – in addition to helping to recharge the battery of electric vehicles, it will eliminate the need for brake discs and pads.

DS E-Tense Performance

The move will also reduce environmental pollution. Estimates say that about 55% of the air pollution created by classic cars comes from particles that do not create exhaust, ie from tires, brakes and the like. Iron dust from classic brakes creates up to 20% of that pollution, and it is very dangerous for human health, especially for those who already have respiratory problems.

Source: Autonet.hr

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