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Wrightbus integrates Torotrak Flybrid flywheel system in bus prototype

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:46 -- Laura Varriale
Flybrid flywheel system

UK transport company Wrightbus has installed Lancashire-based Torotrak’s Flybrid flywheel kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) in a bus prototype.

KERS captures and stores energy that is otherwise lost during vehicle deceleration events. When the vehicle slows down, kinetic energy is recovered and stored by accelerating a flywheel. By gathering speed, energy is released from the flywheel back into the driveline.

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