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Talk to any independent auto-repair mechanic, and youll learn that the single most important item that keeps a shop in business is brakes.
But hybrids and electric cars use their friction brakes far less aggressively than regular cars.
Thats because when the driver presses the pedal, some or all of the slowing comes from engaging an electric motor that acts as a generator to turn the cars momentum into electricity that recharges the battery pack.
So what happens as hybrids and electrics grow more popular over the years and decades to come?
Enter Joe Ferrer, owner of BS&F Auto Parts in the Bronx, New York. Hes the star of Hard Parts: South Bronx, a show based on the day-to-day life of his busy store.
Ferrer says that brakes are easily 35 to 40 percent of his total business. Replacing... [via VentureBeat]
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