February 2nd, 2013 at 7:01am
NRG Dynamix is the name of a small start-up company in Michigan that is developing hydraulic hybrids. Instead of storing brake energy in chemical form in a battery they store it as hydraulic pressure in a tank under the vehicle, in this case a Ford Ranger. It’s a whole lot cheaper and offers intriguing possibilities. Jim O’Brien, the president of the company, explains how it works.