• Nissan Serena

    In hybrid and electric cars, regenerative braking systems are used to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy under braking, slowing the car down and improving gas mileage or all-electric range. But Nissan’s latest iteration of the Japanese-market Serena minivan uses regenerative braking technology as a way to eke out extra gas mileage from a regular gasoline engine. Called the S-Hybrid -- standing for “simple and smart” -- the system features an upgraded version of the ECO stop-start motor found in current generation Serena minivans, which replaces the alternator...

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