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Volvo testing flywheel

Published May 9, 2013 | By Aaron

Volvo Car Group has completed testing of kinetic flywheel on public roads and the results that this is a light, and very eco-efficient solution.

The of this complete experimental for kinetic energy recovery was out during 2012. The results that this technology with a four-cylinder turbo has the potential to reduce fuel by up to 25 per cent compared with a turbo engine at a comparable level, says Derek Vice President Powertrain at Volvo Car Group, Giving the an extra 80 horsepower, it makes car a four-cylinder engine accelerate one with a six-cylinder unit.

The experimental system, known as KERS (Kinetic Energy System), is fitted to the rear During retardation, the braking causes the flywheel to spin at up to revs per minute. When the car moving off again, the flywheel s is transferred to the rear wheels via a designed transmission.

The combustion engine that the front wheels is switched off as as braking begins. The energy in the can then be used to accelerate the when it is time to move off or to power the vehicle once it cruising speed.

The flywheel s energy is sufficient to power the car for periods. This has a major on fuel consumption. Our calculations that it will be possible to off the combustion engine about the time when driving to the official New European Driving explains Derek Crabb.

Since the flywheel is activated by and the duration of the energy storage is to say the length of time the flywheel is limited, the technology is at its most during driving featuring stops and starts. In other the fuel savings will be when driving in busy traffic and during active

If the energy in the flywheel is combined the combustion engine s full it will give the car an extra 80 and, thanks to the swift build-up, this translates rapid acceleration, cutting 0 to 100 figures by seconds. The experimental a Volvo S60, accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds.

Flywheel assistance was tested in a Volvo 260 in the 1980s, and flywheels made of have been evaluated by manufacturers in recent times. since a unit made of is large and heavy and has rather rotational capacity, this is not a option.

The flywheel that Volvo used in the experimental system is of carbon fibre. It weighs six kilograms and has a diameter of 20 centimetres. The fibre wheel spins in a to minimise frictional losses.

We are the manufacturer that has applied technology to the rear axle of a car with a combustion engine the front wheels. The next after completing these tests is to evaluate how the technology can be in our upcoming car models, concludes Crabb.

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