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Tokyo 2011: Mazda Takeri Concept Previews New Mazda6

In front of a crowd of automotive journalist eager to go over its lines, the brand new Mazda Takeri Concept was revealed today at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Initially, the automaker was not keen to talk about any of the technical details being contempt to discuss design language, but it has been recently revealed that the design which previews the next Mazda6 sedan has a few good tricks up its sleeves.
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Mazda has developed the i-ELOOP system especially for the car, which turns regenerative braking thinking on its head. Instead of using a conventional battery, the Takeri has a capacitor that stores more energy and can release it in quicker bursts. The i-ELOOP system comprises a new 12-25V variable voltage alternator, a low-resistance electric double layer capacitor and a DC/DC converter.

The automaker says that through regenerative braking, it has managed to make the car 10% more efficient in combination with the i-stop auto stop-start system. Expect a production version to arrive next year.

 
 
 
 
 

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