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Magneti Marelli and Flybrid Systems Collaborate on Flywheel Capacitor for KERS

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Italian motorsport electronics specialist Magneti Marelli and UK high-speed flywheel specialist Flybrid Systems are collaborating to develop a new energy storage solution for Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS). The new product—named the Flywheel Capacitor—consists of a high-speed carbon fiber flywheel incorporating Flybrid technology connected to a high-speed electric motor generator using technology from Magneti Marelli, all managed by Magneti Marelli’s control electronics.

Partners aim to boost KERS

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UK high-speed flywheel specialist Flybrid Systems is teaming up with Italian motorsport electronics specialist Magneti Marelli to work on a new energy storage solution for Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS). It will be named the Flywheel Capacitor and will consist of a high speed carbon fibre flywheel connected to a high-speed electric motor generator. The first Capacitor to be developed will have a specification of 60kW power and a total storage capacity of 600kJ.