For anyone who is connected time city bus surfing, you know there are many heckuva power in these cases and starts screaming. So it goes without saying that there would be a way to capture the kinetic energy and mix immediately to the car itself. Well, that’s exactly what the consortium aims to Flybus with a prototype that uses a flywheel Ricardo Kinergy to store energy created from braking, and redistribute it via a continuously variable transmission. The hybrid configuration is supposedly much cheaper to produce than existing, more expensive EV rigs, and would also go a long way towards reducing fuel costs for commercial vehicles. Reducing eager for a peek at the design of the group can get a look to see when it is shown off this month in the event of low carbon vehicles in the UK. For all others, there are the source links below.
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