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Jaguar working on a system similar to the KERS technology found in F1

Torotrak, the high-tech transmission specialist, is in partnership with Jaguar and Land Rover on a mechanical hybrid system that is centered on a diminutive infinitely variable transmission (IVT) paired with a minute flywheel.

The combination of the IVT and the tiny flywheel is similar to that of the KERS technology installed to the 2009 lineup of F1 challengers.

When the car utilizes the brake system, the energy that is produced is channeled to the IVT and is utilized to spin the flywheel up to 64,000 rpm. When the car accelerates thereafter, the stored energy is released to provide a bump in power and boost energy efficiency.

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