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Magneti Marelli and Flybrid Systems Collaborate on Flywheel Capacitor for KERS

Green Car Congress

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. Jon Hilton, Flybrid Systems Managing Partner.

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Partners aim to boost KERS

Green Cars News

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. By applying the recovered electrical energy captured from the vehicle during braking to the electric motor, the energy is stored in the Flywheel Capacitor and speeds up the flywheel.