SEAT Demonstrates Brake Energy Recovery System With Shrinking Taxi Fare Stunt

SEAT Taxi Fare

Kinetic energy recovery systems recover the energy present in the waste heat created by a car’s braking system, which can be used later to aid in acceleration, creating fuel cost savings.

To demonstrate the brake energy recovery system to, SEAT Germany and Grey Worldwide rigged up one of the brand’s Alhambra minivans to look like a typical Düsseldorf taxi, complete with dash-mounted fare meter.

Hidden cameras caught the perplexed reaction of customers as the cost of the fare actually decreased each time the vehicle braked. A simple execution that directly communicates the cost-savings of SEAT’s technology.

[via Creative Criminals]


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