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Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:29 am

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Ricardo, the well-known powertrain development consultancy, announced this morning that it has come up with a breakthrough in flywheel technology to make hybrid cars. Flywheels store energy as kinetic power, in this case a flywheel that spins at 60,000 rpm sealed in a vacuum.

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http://www.ricardo.com/en-gb/News--Medi ... echnology/
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Re: Oh Lucy!

Post by Squint » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:10 am

Whoa, whoa, whoa. I'm worried because of one phrase in that article. "... has resulted from a fast-track engineering development process..." Now I'm scared. :lol:
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Re: Oh Lucy!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:04 pm

Squint wrote:Whoa, whoa, whoa. I'm worried because of one phrase in that article. "... has resulted from a fast-track engineering development process..." Now I'm scare. :lol:
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Flywheel energy storage can create unique vehicle dynamics unless maybe you run multiple flywheels rotating in opposite directions. Do it wrong and you'll change lanes as you crest a hill.
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