REFILE-Mazda ups fuel efficiency 10 pct using brake capacitors

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(Refiles to fix date in dateline) TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp said on Friday it has developed a way to improve the fuel economy of passenger cars by as much as 10 percent by using capacitors instead of batteries to capture energy lost during braking, which it said is a world first. The Japanese automaker will introduce the system, which it calls "intelligent energy loop" or "i-ELOOP", in its vehicles starting next year. Mazda is working to boost the efficiency of ...

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