Detroit News: Flywheel technology could be a cheaper way to slash fuel use in cars

A recent article in The Detroit News cites Torotrak’s Jeremy Deering and a number of other sources in a discussion of the current policy bias towards electric vehicles at the expense of pragmatic mechanical fuel saving technologies such as flywheel hybrids.

“The conventional wisdom, boosted by government subsidies, suggests electrification is the only way to curb fuel use in cars, but flywheel technology could be a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly way to enhance the efficiency of internal combustion engines.

That’s the view of Jeremy Deering, chief executive of Torotrak Plc, a British engineering company pushing its own flywheel technology.”

Click here to read the full article: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140102/AUTO01/301020105#ixzz2phdshzg2