Picture of the Flybrid system

Flybrid presentation at electric vehicle symposium

Published:  03 November, 2016

The Flybrid – a flywheel energy recovery system (ERS) designed by the Torotrak Group – will be presented at the Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology (EHIVT) Symposium in Cologne on 9-10 November.

Torotrak’s chief operating officer Steve Hughes and Business Development Director Joanna Brahova will outline the design and development of the system.

The company says off-highway machines fitted with Flybrid ERS could make fuel savings of 10-25% using the system which captures energy that is normally wasted during repetitive operations. They believe the use of robust mechanical technology makes it suitable for harsh operating environments often encountered in off-highway applications.

‘A mechanical flywheel is a compact, well proven and highly efficient way of capturing and releasing large amounts of energy very quickly,’ said Steve Hughes.

‘The inherently low cost of the Flybrid ERS means the technology typically pays for itself within the first year of operation because of the fuel savings.’

Joanna Brahova added: ‘We understand that the off-highway industry requires a reliable and fully controllable product. Our engineers have created a system that has the ability to harvest boom energy whilst retaining perfect controllability – something that no other hybrid can currently do.’

Torotrak is already working with several off-highway equipment manufacturers to implement the system.

The Torotrak Group presentation takes place at 16:25 on 9 November, in the conference rooms on level 4 located in Conference Centre East of the Köln Messe.

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