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Electric Vehicle Brakes

Tue May 26, 2020 8:57 pm

I recently found out that a company in Canada called NRS, fabricates a set of specialty brake pads specifically for electric vehicles.

They claim that moisture buildup on regular brake pads can lead to premature brake failure. Their pads are made with a galvanized steel backing, featuring many, many hooks that physically connect the friction material to this backing plate as opposed to the material simply getting glued on.

I'm curious if there is any solid evidence to back-up this claim. In theory it seems plausible, but I want to see if anyone has ever actually encountered issues like this in all of their time of EV ownership.

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Re: Electric Vehicle Brakes

Wed May 27, 2020 6:10 am

Here is a very convincing demo for the use of the NRS brakepads from a YouTuber I like - Rich Rebuilds
Start watching the video at 11.39

I do have some doubts that Rich Rebuilds may only be doing this because he is sponsored by NRS however.

I have only changed the brakepads on 1 EV I have owned. An 8 year old Hyundai BlueON with 70,000km.
Am not sure it really needed it because it didn't look as bad as the ones in this video.
The mechanic suggested it because of the car's age and I didn't argue with what could be a safety issue.
After 5 years the Soul EV brakepads have not had a problem.
The codes for using Torque Pro can be found by clicking the link in the website icon under my user name on the left.

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