F1 technology for Volvo
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.