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Why do hybrid brakes last longer?

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Please educate me! And in the best case scenario where I will be driving the most conservatively, can I expect $150,000 miles out of them?
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When stopping if you can slow down gradually enough so that the Eco needle never bottoms out in the Charge section the van is just using the electric motor/generators to slow the van by charging the battery. If you brake hard enough to bottom out that needle the van is also using the standard friction brakes to slow down.
I wish there was a separate indicator that defines regen brakes vs standard (friction) brakes. "Bottoming out" means maximized regen AND/or various degrees of standard braking. The left dial seems to have a lot of space for more information like RPM, AMPs generated/lost, Traction battery voltage, battery temperature. Am i asking too much ?
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