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VIDEO: The risk of high voltage hybrid batteries, BMW mechanic gets a shock

One of the primary safety concerns with hybrid and electric cars (aside from thermal runaway of the batteries of course) is the potential for shocks with a high voltage battery on board. Formula One teams are currently developing kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) which provide hybrid drive capability for introduction in the 2009 season. Most are thought to be working with a flywheel based system but BMW-Sauber at least is rumored to be developing an electric hybrid. Several teams have had i

"Shocktone" could help/hinder drivers

Maybe a mild shock would be more in order than a chirp.....