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Volvo S60 Flywheel KERS review (2013 prototype)

Volvo invited MSN Cars – one of the biggest motoring publications worldwide – to test their ‘hybrid with a fresh spin’, the KERS development vehicle that incorporates Torotrak and Flybrid technologies. You can read their conclusions here: http://cars.uk.msn.com/reviews/volvo-s60-flywheel-kers-review-2013-prototype      

Volvo Cars tests of flywheel technology confirm fuel savings of up to 25%

Volvo Cars has announced that its tests of flywheel hybrid technology confirm fuel savings of up to 25 percent. The flywheel system in their engineering vehicle was developed by Flybrid and uses Torotrak CVT technology. Last month we announced that Torotrak has acquired a 20 percent stake in Flybrid with…

Press roundup: Flybrid and Allison

A roundup of recent articles covering our announcement on 18 March of a 20 per cent stake in Flybrid Automotive Ltd., and £8.5 million further investment from Allison Transmission Inc. (£6 million licence payment and around £2.5 million from a new issue of equity). The Financial Times: Torotrak takes stake…

Allison Transmission Inc. pays £6M licensing and takes 5% equity, raising approx. £2.5M

Allison Transmission Inc. pays £6.0 million for continued exclusivity. Allison also purchases additional new ordinary shares raising approximately £2.5 million. Detailed financial information is provided in the RNS document posted in the investor section of www.torotrak.com  Torotrak (LSE: TRK) has concluded negotiations, under a Licence and Exclusivity Agreement dated March 2009,…

Torotrak acquires 20% of Flybrid Automotive Ltd

Torotrak acquires 20% of Flybrid Automotive Ltd, formalising successful partnership to deliver first-to-market flywheel hybrids Leading consultants confirm considerable potential of Torotrak’s flywheel hybrid technology for buses, trucks, off-highway and passenger cars. Market for flywheel hybrids predicted to exceed four million units per year by 2020. Independent analysis, data and…

E4tech and Ricardo M-KERS analysis

Read our two independent analyses of the M-KERS market background and opportunity, prepared by leading automotive and technology consultancies E4tech and Ricardo. E4tech’s research can be found here: E4tech M-KERS Analysis. Ricardo’s research can be found here: Ricardo M-KERS Analysis.

Press roundup: acquisition of Motorsport Components Limited and ‘The Proving Factory’

A summary of recent articles covering our two latest announcements: the Interim Management Statement and acquisition of Motorsport Components Limited; and, the signing of a new agreement with TATA Steel, MIRA, and Productiv to participate in ‘The Proving Factory’.   Auto Industry Newsletter: Torotrak expands business links Auto Industry Newsletter…

Downsized engines could be 80% of market by 2020: Torotrak

Just-Auto: Torotrak says the downsizing engine sector could represent up to 80% of the car market by 2020 as ever-more stringent CO2 regulations and high fuel prices continue to exert pressure.

Torotrak signs agreement with Tata Steel, Mira and Productiv

Torotrak signs agreement with Tata Steel, Mira and Productiv to join UK government funded manufacturing initiative Leyland, UK: 18 February 2013 – Torotrak (LSE: TRK) has today concluded a collaboration agreement with Tata Steel UK Limited, MIRA Limited and Productiv Limited, which are the lead partners in a government-backed initiative…

Interim Management Statement

Torotrak plc (“Torotrak” or the “Company”)   Interim Management Statement Torotrak (LSE: TRK) today provides an Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 October 2012 to 15 February 2013. Since we announced our evolution in strategy with the half year results in November 2012, progress has continued apace; both…