KERS


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KERS

(kɜːz)
n acronym for
Kinetic Energy Recovery System: an on-board system that stores the energy expended while braking and then converts it into energy that can be used during acceleration
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Since the Twizy F1 is nowhere as fast as an F1 car, the energy created under braking isn't enough to recharge the KERS system, which led to the designers allowing the KERS to be powered additionally by the Tizzy's on-board batteries.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) (LSE: TYT) (TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, is planning to equip its Scion FR-S with KERS hybrid system, Motor Trend has reported, citing Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.
On top of that sometimes KERS on, sometimes KERS off.
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has won both races so far this season despite difficulties with KERS.
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has won both races so far this season, in Australia and Malaysia, despite the team's difficulties with KERS.
But Mark Webber's struggles in Malaysia while having to lug a useless Kers unit around for the entire race showed how vital they have become to success.
Though the KERS devices will be useful, they are expected to add an extra 20 kilogrammes of weight to the car.
Teammate Jenson Button also said the KERS comeback could give McLaren an edge over their rivals in 2011.
However, while Whitmarsh admitted he would like to retain KERS for 2010, he stressed McLaren decided to side with the rest of the paddock in a bid to help reduce costs and ease the passage of four potential new teams into the sport next season.
However, Trulli managed to reclaim second during the last round of pit stops and Hamilton admitted without the additional KERS power boost, he had no chance of coming out in front of the Italian and was forced to settle for six points.
Both Vettel and Webber, who trail Button by 21 points, admitted concerns that the McLaren and Ferrari cars armed with the KERS can boost Button.