Torotrak PLC Flybrid at Future Powertrain 2017


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Torotrak PLC

04 April 2017

4 April 2017

Torotrak plc

("Torotrak", "the Company" or "the Group")

Flybrid at Future Powertrain 2017

At the Future Powertrain Conference organised last month by Imperial College's Energy Futures Lab, the Company's subsidiary, Flybrid, presented a range of energy storage systems using its high-speed flywheel technology. The flywheel-based systems can address a wide range of applications using hydraulic, mechanical and electrically connected options. With energy storage from 380kJ to more than 3,000kJ and power from 210kW to more than 1000kW, the systems can address a range of applications:

-- Off-highway machines including excavators, wheel loaders, fork lift trucks, port handing and mining equipment;

--     On-highway vehicles including bus and trucks; and 
   --     Power generation for applications such as electric drilling.

The Company is already engaged with a range of global off-highway OEMs interested in trialling the Group's production-ready, hydraulically-connected, energy recovery products for use in excavators, wheel loaders and larger mining vehicles.

The power generation market is an ideal application for the Group's high-speed flywheel technology enabling significant fuel and other cost savings from load levelling, engine downsizing and downspeeding. Since the conference, Flybrid has experienced further significant interest from several global power generation OEMs to evaluate the Group's technology.

A copy of Torotrak's presentation delivered at the 2017 Future Powertrain Conference can be found at:

For more information, please visit or contact:

Torotrak plc 
  Adam Robson, Chief Executive / Rex Vevers, Finance 
  Tel: +44 1772 900931 
 Tavistock (Financial PR) 
  Simon Hudson / Lulu Bridges / James Collins 
  Tel: +44 20 7920 3150

About Torotrak

Torotrak is a leading developer and supplier of kinetic energy recovery systems, engine boosting and variable drive transmissions for vehicles. Our portfolio of technology solutions substantially improves fuel economy and reduces CO(2) and other emissions in vehicles through capturing and recycling energy that would otherwise be lost, harnessing the power of supercharging to enable engine downsizing and managing the engine at the optimum point.

About Future Powertrain 2017

The Future Powertrain Conference (FPC2017) was a two day UK event created to bring together industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field. It opened up presentations and discussions on the solutions to the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally over the next ten years.


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