Yes! Using a brushless direct drive hub motor allows the RadCity to have regenerative braking enabled as a standard feature.
Regenerative braking is active on the RadCity whenever the front and/or rear brake lever is applied, which flips and electronic switch, turning the motor into a brake. This feature recharges the battery pack when the brakes are applied while coming to a stop and travelling downhill.
The force of the motor acting as a brake can slow down a bike by Rad Power Bikes more rapidly compared to a standard bike without regenerative braking. Because of this, riders should proceed with caution and practice using this helpful feature before traveling on public streets and hilly terrain.