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Flywheel hybrid test vehicle nets 22.4% improvement in fuel economy

Improvements in fuel economy of up to 22.4 percent on the ARTEMIS test cycle (pdf), which represents typical real-world usage, have been demonstrated by a research vehicle fitted with a flywheel hybrid system that includes stop-start technology.

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

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UK automakers prototype flywheel hybrid system with claimed 20% gain in fuel economy

When you pair up automakers like Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford, with hybrid powertrain developer Flybrid Systems, engineering consultants Prodrive and Ricardo and transmissions experts Torotrak and Xtrac, you'll either end up with a load of industry experts duking it out over some trivial aspect of a vehicle, or, as in this case, a collective

Flying Lizard's Patrick Long tests the Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid

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Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid makes it to the podium in second outing

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Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid podiums in second outing

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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid finishes sixth in first outing, may come to U.S.

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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid finishes sixth in first outing, may come to US

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

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

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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 system's motorsports development, WHP has actually doubled the size of its staff as it has adjusted.

Formula One to phase in Kinetic Energy Recovery System from 2009-2013

FIA President Max Mosely has sent a letter to Formula One teams outlining the plans for phasing in hybrid systems in the sport. Beginning in 2009, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) will be integrated into the transmissions of F1 cars. The KERS is a mechanical system that captures kinetic energy during vehicle deceleration using a flywheel mechanism. Unlike production vehicle hybrids