ZF Unveils Energy-Recapturing GenShock Suspension

Electric vehicles and hybrids can utilize energy-recapturing technologies that boost range and efficiency unlike conventional cars. The most common form of this is the regenerative braking, using the electric motor rather than brakes to recapture energy. Transmission maker ZF, in conjunction with Levant Power Corp., is adding a new concept to the equation; an energy-recapturing suspension.

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Video: Nissan Leaf Owners Go Autocrossing

The instant and incredible torque produced by electric motors can produce some fun cars, such as the Tesla Roadster…though right now most automakers seem more concerned with range, not speed. But that hasn’t stopped some Nissan Leaf owners from taking their electric cars out on to the track for a little test and tune.

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