• SQ2
    SQ2

    Powerful and self-confident. The Audi SQ2.

  • RS Q8
    RS Q8

    Performance in a new dimension. The Audi RS Q8.

  • TTS Coupé
    TTS Coupé

    The Audi TTS Coupé is bursting with sports car genes. Dynamic driving even controlled - by the new quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The design is individualized by S-specific elements and instantly recognizable. The innovative technologies in the drive, as well as new control and display concepts - including the Audi virtual cockpit - characterize the Coupé.

  • TT RS Coupé
    TT RS Coupé

    Ultimate sportiness. The Audi TT RS Coupé.

  • TT RS Roadster
    TT RS Roadster

    Experience freedom, feel the power. The Audi TT RS Roadster.

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Recuperation

Saving while you brake.

Recuperation comes from the Latin word for recovery or reclamation. The principle can be explained as follows: when a conventional vehicle is braked, the brake converts the kinetic energy into thermal energy, which cannot be used for any other purpose. With a recuperation system, the kinetic energy is converted into useful electrical energy. While the vehicle is coasting or braking, the alternator voltage is raised above the level of the basic electrical system. During these phases the alternator can convert the vehicle’s kinetic energy into electrical energy, which is stored temporarily in the vehicle battery. When the vehicle subsequently accelerates or is driven at constant speeds, this energy is used to relieve the load on the alternator, allowing a fuel saving of up to 3%, depending on the driving cycle.