Flybrid Automotive Limited is an award winning, innovative engineering company at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology. The company's core product is a high-speed flywheel based Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which is a superior alternative to electric hybrid systems for cars.
Flybrid KERS devices are powerful, small and light giving a better power to weight ratio than existing automotive hybrid technologies. This higher power makes it possible to store more energy during short braking periods dramatically increasing system effectiveness. The systems are also very efficient with up to 70% of braking energy being returned to the wheels to drive the vehicle back up to speed. The devices are readily recycled and have a low embedded CO2 content, but the key advantage in most applications is low cost. Flybrid KERS technology is around 1/3 the cost of an equivalent power electric hybrid system.
Vehicles equipped with this type of hybrid system promise to deliver low CO2 emissions combined with excellent driving characteristics and an attractive price. This combination of characteristics has already attracted vehicle development programmes with major vehicle manufacturers from all over the world.
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