Brake regeneration?

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How is the braking energy tuned into electrical energy.
 

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Hybrid cars partially powered by electric motors. Electric motor=electric generator.
 
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Hybrid cars partially powered by electric motors. Electric motor=electric generator.

But an electrical power generated from a negative source?
 
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Turn an electric motor and it generates electricity.
Connect motor to wheels, swap cables to battery, kinetic energy charges battery, resistance from coils slows car.
Simple
 

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