Electrified vehicles tend to be equipped with regenerative braking.

Regenerative braking harnesses kinetic energy when the vehicle slows. When you lift your foot off the accelerator pedal and onto the brake, the motor effectively swaps directions and starts to feed energy back into the battery. The system works alongside a traditional hydraulic system, which is needed for purposeful or sudden brakes.

The performance and feeling of regenerative braking can vary depending on the make and model of car. There is a transition point between the electric motor's brake regeneration and traditional hydraulic brakes. In some cases this transition is very noticeable.

However, car manufacturers are constantly working to improve their technology and in a well-calibrated system like Honda’s, most drivers will struggle to notice the difference.

If you're new to hybrid and electric cars, you may not have driven using regenerative brakes before.