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    Read This: Volvo S60 F-1 KERS system adds some noise, increases efficiency up to 20%

    You can sign us up for this one. Volvo is testing a prototype S60 sedan equipped with a Formula One-type Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) at its Sweden headquarters and recently took some folks from Green Car Reports for a test drive. While noting that the KERS' rear-axle mounted flywheel ...

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    Report: Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione going hybrid?

    Race cars are going hybrid these days. Formula One racers store regenerated brake energy. Porsche packs a flywheel into the 911 GT3 R. Just the other day, Toyota unveiled its new TS030 Hybrid endurance prototype. And now even Jim Glickenhaus' one-off Ferrari-powered, Pininfarina-designed P4/5 ...

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    Volvo to test fuel-saving Flywheel KERS system [w/video]

    Volvo has received a grant of 6.57 million Swedish kronor ($1.05 million U.S. at today's exchange rate) from Swedish Energy Agency to jointly develop and test a flywheel kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) with SKF, a Swedish bearing company founded in 1907. The system, called Flywheel KERS, ...

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    IndyCar announces downsized, boosted engines for 2012, KERS possible

    Following last weekend's running of the Indianapolis 500, the Indy Racing League announced that when its next-generation engine rules go into effect, smaller displacement, boosted engines would replace the current, normally aspirated 3.5-liter V8 engines. The specifics of the new powertrain ...

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    Ferrari Boss Felisa: "Hybrid means we can protect the V12"

    Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the Eighties, you wanted your MTV. Now that you're a little older and a lot richer, you want your naturally aspirated V12 Italian cars, and both Ferrari and Lamborghini plan to deliver. The raging bulls at Sant' Agata are ...

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    McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Renault all favor return of KERS to F1 in 2011

    The McLaren Formula One team has joined Ferrari, Renault and Williams in backing the return of kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) to the series in 2011. A handful of teams experimented with these hybrid drive systems in 2009 but everyone abandoned the systems for 2010. McLaren was actually ...

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    F1 teams consider bringing back KERS for 2011

    BMW Sauber F1.09 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A great debate is currently taking place between Formula One teams as to whether they should reinstate the use of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for next year. The proposal is being considered by the team principals ...

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    Video: Ferrari does the hybrid thing

    Ferrari HY-KERS – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    You can bet that when Ferrari does a hybrid, it isn't going to be your run-of-the-mill battery assist. Based on its experience last season in Formula One with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System – developed in concert with ...

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    Maserati to follow Ferrari down path of hybrid sportscars?

    What's the world coming to when two of Italy's most storied supercar manufacturers – we're talking Ferrari and Lamborghini here, in case you couldn't tell – are planning to launch hybrid automobiles? Well, actually that'd be three of Italy's most storied automakers, now that rumors of ...

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    Report: 2011 Audi Le Mans Prototype could switch to V6 diesel with KERS

    Audi R15 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At some point in the coming months, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the organizing body for the the 24 hours of Le Mans, is expected to release a new set of technical regulations for the prototype classes. Among the changes the ACO ...

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    Video: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid uses Williams F1 flywheel KERS

    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The hybrid drive system being used by Porsche in its new 911 GT3 R that we recently learned about isn't what you find in your average Prius or Fusion. Instead of a battery for energy storage, the 911 will use an ...

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    Williams stops hybrid KERS development for F1, focuses on non-motorsport applications

    The hybrid drive development unit of the Williams Formula One team has decided to stop working on its Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for the team. Instead, the Williams Hybrid Power (WHP) division will target the flywheel electric KERS at road going applications. In spite of ending the ...

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    Report: Ferrari to show 599 hybrid concept in Geneva

    Italian magazine Quattroroute is reporting that Ferrari will show its first road-going hybrid next March at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept is reportedly based on the the 599 GTB and is expected to use a derivative of the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that was used on the Ferrari formula ...

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    Ricardo and Williams team on KinerStor flywheel hybrid demonstration

    In the run up to the 2009 Formula One season, most of the teams developed hybrid kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) as an optional way to get a power boost. While most of the systems ultimately were not raced because the extra power was not enough to overcome the weight penalty, there were ...

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    Zytek developed the Mercedes F1 KERS system

    It turns out that when the time came for the McLaren-Mercedes Formula One team to develop a hybrid drive KERS for this year's car, it did not do the job in-house. Instead, it went to a specialist with perhaps more experience than anyone in developing such systems, Zytek. The UK engineering firm ...

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    McLaren gets first ever victory for a KERS-equipped race car

    2009 has not been a good season for the McLaren team and defending world driving champion Lewis Hamilton. Nonetheless, the team – along with Ferrari – are the only ones still persevering with the new kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS). This weekend in Hungary, the efforts finally ...

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    Williams will likely never race flywheel KERS, may have commercial application

    The Williams Formula One team developed one of the most unusual approaches to a hybrid KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) but it looks increasingly unlikely that the system will ever be used in competition. The current F1 teams have previously voted unanimously not to use KERS in 2010, even ...

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    New Energy to test MotionPower energy generator at Burger King drive-thru

    We've seen plenty of devices that are meant to recapture the kinetic energy of an automobile as it moves overhead, most recently at a Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester, United Kingdom. Oddly enough, we'll soon see the technology at a Burger King franchise in New Jersey as a company called New ...

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    BMW likely to use KERS hybrid on next generation M5

    The crew at BWM's M division are all about performance and extracting all of it that they can from run-of-the-mill bimmers. However, they are not immune to the realities of the modern world and the demands for improved efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. With the X5 M and X6 M launching this ...

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    BMW gives up on KERS for the remainder of the 2009 F1 season

    After using its KERS hybrid system on and off through the first half of the 2009 Formula One season, the BMW-Sauber team has decided enough is enough. The team will shelve the system through the remainder of the year while it focuses on aerodynamic development. In spite of the utter lack of success ...


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