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    Video: Volvo testing F1-style KERS system, cites 25 per cent fuel economy bump [w/video]
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    Volvo has been experimenting with flywheel propulsion systems since the eighties, but only recently has technology caught up with the possibility of real-world applications. In 2011, the Swedish carmaker was granted 6.57 million Swedish kronor (about $1M) by the Swedish Energy Agency to work on ...

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    Report: Hi-po Toyota GT86 to get KERS?
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    We happen to like the Toyota GT86 – and, it of course goes without saying that the same applies to the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S, as well – just the way it is. Yes, that includes the standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine and its 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. That said, a ...

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    Report: Caterham to expand beyond sports cars; city cars, CUVs possible
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    Caterham may be looking to expand its product scope beyond its current offerings. After the company announced an alliance with Renault yesterday, Caterham Chairman Tony Fernandes was quoted as saying the partnership is "the start of a line of products from Caterham." Fernandes went on to say the ...

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    Rumormill: Ferrari working on non-KERS hybrid
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    Ferrari is known for hyper-exotic supercars, speed and big price tags. There is a reason, though, that we didn't mention fuel efficiency. Hopped-up V8 and V12 engines don't exactly conjure up images of tree-hugging, and, for the most part, we're more than okay with that. That could change, at ...

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    Green: Ferrari previews Enzo successor's V12 HY-KERS powertrain [w/video]
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    Go back just a few years ago, and you'd easily conclude that Ferrari and hybrids would go together about as well as ice cream and pickles. But a lot's changed since then, and Ferrari is making no secret of the fact that it's developing hybrid powertrains of its own. The first system it developed ...

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    Report: Pininfarina P4/5 Competizione going hybrid?
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    Race cars are going hybrid these days. Formula One racers store regenerated brake energy. Porsche packs a KERS flywheel into the 911 GT3 R. Just the other day, Toyota unveiled its new TS030 Hybrid endurance prototype. And now even Jim Glickenhaus' one-off Ferrari-powered, Pininfarina-designed ...

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    Team Lotus extends Formula One engine deal with Renault, will use KERS in 2012
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    Team Lotus of Formula One confirmed it will extend its F1 engine deal with Renault through the end of 2013. The team, headed by entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, announced at the Singapore Grand Prix that it will employ a Red Bull-developed KERS system starting in 2012. Fernandes said the Team ...

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    Team Lotus renews deal with Renault, gets Red Bull KERS
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    Glancing down the F1 roster this year has lead to a little confusion for many. That's because there are two teams that lay claim to the Lotus name, and they're both powered by Renault. The French automaker and engine supplier is stuck in the middle of the naming-rights tug-of-war, but if you were ...

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    FIA mandates electric-only propulsion for F1 grand prix pit lanes
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    Go back into the history of grand prix racing, and the only green you'd expect to see was the color of a British racing car. But today, Formula One is different scene, thanks in no small part to a push by the FIA for a more environmentally friendly form of motorsport. Just take a look at the ...

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    Report: Porsche denies KERS-equipped 911 reports
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    Sources within Porsche told us that KERS would be available throughout the entire next-gen 911 range, but now, a Porsche executive calls it "nonsense." While the automaker is developing ways to make electric range extenders work in some Porsche models, a hybrid 911 reportedly isn't in the cards ...

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