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Volvo Still Testing Flywheel Energy Capture, Fuel Savings Of 25 Percent

Volvo Still Testing Flywheel Energy Capture, Fuel Savings Of 25 Percent

When hybrid cars first appeared at the end of the 1990s they introduced a new concept to drivers: energy recovery under deceleration and braking. By recuperating a moving car's kinetic energy as it slows down and storing it as electrical energy, it can then be used to help the car speed up again... read more

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Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One Boss Ecclestone: "Electric F1 Could Kill People"

F1 television rights boss Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to mince his words, and now his ire has turned towards the 2014 Formula One rules that will require pitlane... read more August 8, 2011 by  6


 
Stefan Jacoby, Volvo Cars CEO, at Volvo "Innovations Toward Zero" seminar, June 2011

Many Ways For Volvo To Go Green And Save Gas, Says CEO

Volvo likes to think of itself as a conscientious car company. "Why are we different?" asked Stefan Jacoby, Volvo's German CEO. "We are Swedish; we come from a human-centric... read more June 13, 2011 by 


 
Volvo flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)

Flywheel KERS Boosts Gas Mileage By 20 Percent, Volvo Says

It's interesting to see the variations among green technologies as automakers, both in production cars and motorsports, strive for greater fuel efficiency and reduced... read more May 26, 2011 by 


 
Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept

A Formula 1 Nissan Leaf Electric Car? Well, Not Quite: Rumor

A little over two months ago Nissan made the announcement that its upmarket Infiniti division would become the title automotive sponsor of the championship-leading Formula 1... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

World's Fastest (Or 2nd-Fastest?) Hybrid: Porsche 918 RSR

Possibly the most rapturously received vehicle at last week's Detroit Auto Show was the Porsche 918 RSR coupe, a hybrid race car that isn't even street-legal. And it's about... read more January 19, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Lotus Elite Concept

2015 Lotus Elite Coupe To Offer Flywheel Hybrid Option For V8

Add Lotus to the list of luxury and sports car makers offering hybrid models to raise fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. It won't be on the market until the... read more September 20, 2010 by  3


 
Jaguar FHSPV at CENEX

Jaguar Tests Flywheel Hybrid System Just Like Racing Porsche

Since Ford sold Jaguar Land Rover to Indian carmaker Tata in TK, the luxury maker has stepped out a bit. Their green efforts have taken down several interesting technology... read more September 17, 2010 by  3


 
Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in action

Testing World's Fastest Hybrid Racer: Long 'Still Charged Up'

What's it like driving the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the world's fastest hybrid vehicle? Ask driver Patrick Long, and he'll tell you he's "still pretty charged up (forgive... read more July 21, 2010 by  1


 
Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche 911 Hybrid Test Car Uses Flywheel To Store Energy

Pretty much every manufacturer is now at least experimenting with hybrid cars. The bulk of them use a high-voltage battery pack to store and deliver energy to supplement a... read more February 13, 2010 by  1


 
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