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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.

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Volvo testing F1-style KERS system, cites 25% fuel economy bump [w/video]

Volvo has been experimenting with flywheel propulsion systems since the eighties, but only recently has technology caught up with the possibility of real-world applications. In 2011, the Swedish carmaker was granted 6.57 million Swedish kronor (about $1M US) by the Swedish Energy Agency to work on a kinetic energy recovery system with Swedish be

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Hi-po Toyota GT86 to get KERS?

We happen to like the Toyota GT86 – and, it of course goes without saying that the same applies to the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S, as well – just the way it is. Yes, that includes the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine and its 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm.

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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

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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

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McLaren F1 successor to pack KERS into clean-sheet design

If you were impressed by the MP4-12C, well, you should be. It's an otherworldly performance machine. But we ain't seen nothing yet from McLaren Automotive, which is gearing up to launch an even more capable supercar.

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Team Lotus renews deal with Renault, gets Red Bull KERS

Glancing down the F1 roster this year has lead to a little confusion for many. That's because there are two teams that lay claim to the Lotus name, and they're both powered by Renault. The French automaker and engine supplier is stuck in the middle of the naming-rights tug-of-war, but if you were hoping things might be clarified for next season, don't

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

Volvo KERS system – Click above to watch video after the jump

Watch This: Red Bull's Mark Webber explains KERS in F1

KERS is coming back for the 2011 Formula One season, and Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber got together with the team's animation gurus to explain how it works.

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

Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – Click above for high-res image gallery

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 the only team to win a race with a KERS-equipped car in 2009.

F1 teams consider bringing back KERS for 2011

BMW Sauber F1.09 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Video: Ferrari does the hybrid thing

Ferrari HY-KERS – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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 t

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 t

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

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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.

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