Volvo flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)

Volvo Completes Tests Of Flywheel KERS, Confirms Fuel Savings Of 25 Percent

About two years ago we told you that Volvo was about to commence testing of an innovative flywheel-based kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), not in motorsport but in the realm of production cars. The basic setup called for a flywheel KERS to be fitted to the free axle of a car. When approaching... read more

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Volvo flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)

Volvo Testing Flywheel KERS, Claims 20 Percent Fuel Consumption Drop

We’ve seen it in Formula 1 over the years, and Porsche has relatively successfully implanted one in its 911 GT3 R Hybrid race cars, but now Volvo is testing one with an... read more May 26, 2011 by

Red Bull Racing previews KERS, adjustable rear wing for 2011

Video: Red Bull Details 2011 F1 Rear Wing, KERS System

You probably already have a good idea how the rear wing and KERS systems will impact the 2011 season, but you may not have seen a good illustration of how, when, and why they... read more March 15, 2011 by

HIspania Racing Team (HRT) F1 Car, 2010

HRT F1 Engineer Says KERS 'Inefficient,' Nothing But Marketing Ploy

The use of hybrid drive systems, or Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) as they're known in Formula 1, has a relatively short history in racing. In F1, the history is... read more December 29, 2010 by

2015 Lotus Eterne live photos

2010 Paris Auto Show: 2015 Lotus Eterne Live Photos

Even Lotus couldn’t resist from entering the burgeoning four-door coupe market, revealing today a production intent concept set to go on sale around the middle of the... read more October 1, 2010 by

2013 Lotus Elan Concept

2010 Paris Auto Show: 2013 Lotus Elan Live Photos

If the new Esprit we posted about earlier is too extreme for you--or perhaps just a little too pricey--then the similarly styled yet tamer 2013 Lotus Elan may be the car for... read more October 1, 2010 by

2013 Lotus Esprit

2010 Paris Auto Show: 2013 Lotus Esprit

For Lotus fans, the next few years should prove to be very interesting as the company pushes ahead with its five-year plan to update its model lineup, including successors to... read more September 30, 2010 by


Jaguar Testing KERS-Like Flywheel Hybrid For XF

Jaguar Land Rover's efforts in the green arena are well-documented, and this week the push got a bit stronger at the Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook, U.K. Showing off a... read more September 17, 2010 by

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Report: Ferrari Planning Mild Hybrid 599 For Geneva

Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first... read more December 24, 2009 by


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