Volvo Car Corporation, a Sweden-based automaker, is testing its British-designed flywheel energy recovery system, Flybrid KERS
, on its S60 saloon.
stored power under braking and was re-released for a power boost of 6.7secs per lap via the push of a button.
How massive?Well, using the KERS
on the Twizy F1 concept increases its power six-fold to a massive 97bhp for 14 seconds.
Mercedes' F1 KERS
, weighing 24kg, uses high energy density lithium-ion batteries.
I had to keep reset my KERS
. There is a lot of engine braking from KERS
, not only from accelerating.
On top of that sometimes KERS
on, sometimes KERS
Webber's qualifying woes were down to no Kers
, while Vettel struggled at the start and suffered intermittent service during the race.
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has won both races so far this season, in Australia and Malaysia, despite the team's difficulties with KERS
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has won both races so far this season, despite the team's difficulties with KERS
Though the KERS
devices will be useful, they are expected to add an extra 20 kilogrammes of weight to the car.
and rear wing is trick but felt right at home with it."