Could Subway Trains Generate Power with Regenerative Braking?

September 10, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Could Save Millions of Dollars Per Year Vehicles without regenerative braking are throwing away a lot of energy every time they brake (movement is converted into heat via friction on the brake pads). Hybrid and electric car address that problem by capturing as much of that energy as possible and converting it into electricity, and the same might be about to happen to subway trains with the added twist that it would be tied to the (smart) power grid. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPT..

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Could Subway Trains Generate Power with Regenerative Braking?

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