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F1 kinetic energy recovery system voted ‘Engine Innovation of the Year’

A groundbreaking mechanical kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) currently under development for Formula 1 by three British companies – Flybrid, Torotrak and Xtrac – has been voted ‘Engine Innovation of the Year’ by a distinguished panel of motorsport expers. The honour for the technical achievement was presented at the Professional…

Application of Torotrak IVT to an Optare bus produces 19% fuel economy improvement

Torotrak, world leaders in the development of full-toroidal traction drive technology, and Optare UK, one of Europe’s top bus manufacturers, have recently achieved an outstanding 19% fuel economy improvement in an Optare Solo Bus by replacing the standard fit 5-speed automatic transmission with a prototype Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT). Computer…

Torotrak announces first application of mechanical ‘kinetic energy recovery system’ with major Formula 1 team

On the 5th June 2007 Torotrak Plc announced a licence agreement with Xtrac  Ltd to use Torotrak’s traction drive technology to develop highly efficient and  compact continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) for application in a new mechanical kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) proposed for Formula 1 (F1) motor racing. Further to…

Torotrak and Xtrac announce new licence agreement for F1 variator development

Torotrak and Xtrac transmission expertise will help F1 teams develop new, highly efficient, mechanical kinetic energy recovery systems … technology also applicable to road cars.  Toroidal traction drive specialist Torotrak plc and vehicle transmission design and manufacturing company Xtrac Ltd are pleased to announce that on 4 June 2007 they…