Jenson Button returns to Formula 1 racing this weekend at Monaco as Fernando Alonso races at the Indy 500.
Browsing the "KERS" Tag
In-race refueling was banned for the 2010 Formula 1 season, but is it time refueling makes a comeback for the good of the show?
F1 is going through an embarrassment of riches with three legendary engine builders bidding for the alternative engine deal.
Formula 1 hybrid drivetrains have created complicated, technologically advanced racers, but at a cost – literally! Ilmor and AER may be a solution.
Formula 1 has been utterly dominated by Mercedes engine teams for two years- can the sport sustain itself like this?
Via EV Obsession: The world’s first commercial Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight trucks/vehicles was recently unveiled by Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL. The new system can reportedly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 15–25% — depending upon traffic circumstances and terrain. The new Adgero Hybrid System is composed of a bank […]
Senior sources say the next BMW M3 will be a plug-in hybrid with all wheel drive, less weight and 73 more lb-ft of torque. It will not appear until 2020.
For the 2015 racing season, team Porsche made substantial changes to the 919 Hybrid in a bid to keep the seemingly-unbeatable Audi R18 e-tron at bay. This includes upping the KERS hybrid system to 8 megajoules, double the hybrid power of the reigning Audi race cars. That extra power was put on display at the […]
Williams Formula 1 flywheel hybrid technology is coming to the mainstream, and it’s brining an 20% increase in fuel economy and performance along with it!
There’s just one, for now, but if you have $4.2 mil burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy the world’s most expensive Ferrari F12 TRS hybrid speedster.
Formula One cars no longer use engines, they use “Power Units” that include a KERS hybrid system, and Mercedes wants the whole world to know it.
The new 2015 Ferrari could get a Formula 1-derived, turbocharged V6 mated to an advanced hybrid electric energy recovery system for serious green speed.
For 2014, the new F1 hybrid drive trains are more powerful, more reliable, and 30% more fuel-efficient than the V8s they replaced. Too bad the sound sucks.
Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS, have been used in Formula One since 2009, and Volvo hopes to bring these hybrid systems to production cars by 2020.
The 2014 season of Formula 1 is almost upon us, and the world’s fastest hybrids get turbo power this year, with more emphasis on both MPG and MPH! The first race is next week, let’s see where everyone stands!
The 2014 Mazda 6 GT: a drop-dead gorgeous machine whose primary purpose is, I think, to sell more base-model Mazda 6 Sport sedans with manual transmissions.
The roar of the engines at the Daytona 24 hour endurance race traditionally signals that long winter is over, and sets the stage for something truly special: the 2014 season of Formula 1, and the coming of the sport’s second turbo era. This season of Formula 1 is set to be more special than most, […]
2013 started with a bang but ended in a boring, one-note whimper of predictability as Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing went 9 for 9 on the way to their fourth consecutive championship. Vettel’s RBR was the ultimate example of the previous rules formula, and made the absolute most of its coanda exhaust, high nose, […]
Toyota dropped a bright red, Supra-sized bomb onto the stage at this year’s Detroit Auto Show- immediately stealing the show from Ford’s big F-150 reveal and turning everyone’s focus to the next Tokyo Auto Salon and talk of a new Supra.
“There is an inevitability about electrification of all cars in the future, and there is the very real prospect of enhancements coming from this and ending up on a sports car like the Nissan GTR,” says Andy Palmer. Who is Palmer? Only Nissan’s sales, marketing, and engineering boss- so, if he says a hybrid GTR […]