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Brakes

Honda logo19 Jun 2001

By BRUCE NEWTON

FRONT ventilated discs and rear drum brakes are used on the Insight. Weight reductions were achieved with the use of aluminium front brake callipers and aluminium rear drums with cast-iron liners. Anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are also fitted standard. During braking, the electric motor acts as a generator in order to recharge the integrated power unit's battery pack. This energy is usually wasted during conventional braking.

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