Electric motors

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Energy recovery, based on the capture, storage and re-use of braking energy is not new in motorsport, and several series had pioneered the technology before Formula One embraced it and called it KERS - and then let go fairly quickly before embracing ... read more

Porsche hybrid

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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During 2010, Porsche achieved another significant first when it won an important motor race using a hybrid vehicle that stored its energy mechanically. When Formula One embraced KERS technology in 2009, the teams which raced these systems did so succ... read more

Sportscar development

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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The previous article on the subject of KERS was a retrospective look at the hybrid system in the Panoz Q9. In seeking to bring the emerging technology of regenerative braking to racing, Don Panoz was years ahead of the game. There are now very few l... read more

Magneti Marelli electrical KERS

Friday, July 02, 2010
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In 2009, and to much fanfare, Formula One ushered in a new technological development that should have improved the racing spectacle and gone some way to placating those environmentalists who see motorsport as the enemy. In both these regards, the int... read more

KERS spreads its wings

Thursday, May 13, 2010
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So far, KERS systems have received a mixed response in Formula One. Initially the technology was eagerly tested by the teams but during its first full season in Formula One (2009), it was regularly used by only a few. In truth, Formula One KERS stil... read more

KERS lives on...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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While KERS has been banished from Formula One for the 2010 season, there are many in the paddock that have seen its worth in racing and relevance to modern road cars. Therefore, there is the plausibility that this item could return in 2011. In sport... read more

KERS - epicyclic gearing

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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Connected between the flywheel and the continuously variable transmission of the Flybrid, mechanical KERS is an epicyclic gear system, the focus of this article. Epicyclic gearing is a gear system that consists of one or more planet gears, rotating ... read more
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