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It's kind of a lot of power (hundreds of kilowatts for a panic stop from 60mph), so a reliable resistor bank would probably add more weight/bulk than it buys in reduced brake wear.

it's not really about the reduced brake wear so much as avoiding the sudden change in stopping distance when the battery stops charging.

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