Torque Shop: Strange brake feeling in EVs

In a hybrid or electric vehicle, the brake pedal force simulator provides feedback until the position sensor signals the controller that the driver is now demanding higher levels of braking. PHOTO: ST FILE
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None of these cars employ a brake-by-wire system. Brakes must be able to function even if the entire electrical system shuts down. 

The brakes on hybrid and electric cars consist of all the basic components, such as callipers and brake pads, master pump, slave cylinders and brake booster.

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