DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. has introduced what appears to be a practical, low-tech method of recovering braking energy in 8,000-lb. to 11,000-lb. (3,629-kg to 4,990-kg) gross-vehicle-weight vehicles. The frequent stop/start application was unveiled at the recent North American International Auto Show. The system, jointly developed with Eaton Corp., captures braking energy through a hydraulic pump-motor unit, where it is stored in dual accumulators that contain nitrogen, isolated from ...

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