TORONTO – NRS Brakes has introduced NRS EV – brake pads engineered for electric and electric-hybrid vehicles which utilize regenerative braking in addition to friction braking – for the Tesla Model 3.
Electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3 and other ones featuring advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) demand higher quality of all parts, especially safety items such as brakes. Rust and corrosion are an even greater issue in these types of vehicles.
The reduction of friction in the braking process for EVs can result in the following:
- As moisture creeps through the porous nature of the friction material it is compromising the untreated backing plate.
- Usually moisture in the friction material is dissipated as heat is created through normal braking routines
- Hybrid and electric vehicles do not experience the same creation of heat, thus increasing the amount of corrosion. This increase results in comparable increase in brake pad separation (failure) in standard-style pads
NRS galvanized backing plates ensure no rust or corrosion occurs from lack of use due to regen braking. The company’s patented mechanical attachment system physically adheres the friction material to the backing plate. This ensures the pad material cannot separate from the backing plate for the entire life of the brake pad.
In addition, as environmental concerns continue to grow – traditional pads still utilize parts and materials that ignore the issue of separation.
- On our roads, there is debris from more than two-million brake pads released into the environment each day in North America
- More than three-million pounds of rust and paint containing toxic amounts of copper, iron and lead
- There is enough toxic chemicals and debris from brake pads on North American vehicles to fill nearly 70 trailer-truck loads.
According to NRS Brakes, “Our brake pads are made from galvanized steel and were designed with the environment in mind.”