One of the major features of hybrid and all electric automobiles is the ability of the vehicles’ brakes to generate electric current that recharges the battery. It’s called regenerative braking (or “regen braking,” for short). When the driver steps on the brake, the kinetic energy that is usually turned into heat and dissipated into the atmosphere (as with hydraulic brakes) is captured and sent to the battery.
It works the same way with industrial electric vehicles.
That’s the reason Pack Mule made regenerative braking (or “regen braking”) standard. Using the energy generated by the brakes significantly increases runtime, one of the most important quality measurements for battery-powered vehicles.
Regenerative braking is a natural fit for stock chasers and other industrial vehicles. The vehicles usually make frequent stops along their routes, engaging the brakes—and generating power—throughout the shift. It is essentially free electricity.
Pack Mule industrial electric vehicles are designed to provide more up time in heavy use. Our customers count on the machines to be up and running throughout the shift, and standard regenerative braking is just one more component of that greater reliability.