How Hybrids Work: KERS Explained

November 24, 2011 / No Comments

Modern hybrid electric vehicles are about 20-35 percent more efficient than their gas-powered counterparts. But where does that efficiency come from? KERS, or kinetic energy recovery systems, play an important role in hybrid electric vehicles and how they reduce fuel consumption. What are KERS? Kinetic energy recovery systems are based on the law of physics that states that energy can be ...

Ferrari Shows the 599 HY-KERS Hybrid

March 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

Finally, Ferrari has decided to show its green side. The automaker unveiled its first hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show, the 599 HY-KERS. It's taken Ferrari long enough to make its way to the green car arena, but with the likes of Porsche, Lotus and Audi going the green way, it was only a matter of time before the prancing ...