F1 tech­nol­ogy for Volvo

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

For­mula One tech­nol­ogy is com­ing to Volvo. The Swedish com­pany has se­cured a $1 mil­lion gov­ern­ment grant to road-test Fly­wheel KERS (Ki­netic En­ergy Re­cov­ery Sys­tem) which is sim­i­lar to the sys­tem used in F1 cars. Volvo hopes to im­prove econ­omy by up to 20 per cent while in­creas­ing power. Dur­ing brak­ing, the re­cov­ered ki­netic en­ergy makes a fly­wheel spin quickly. When the car ac­cel­er­ates, the fly­wheel pow­ers the rear wheels.

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