May 8th, 2008 at 10:49am
Torotrak is a UK-based company that’s developing a technology called a flywheel hybrid. Instead of using a big, heavy battery to store energy, the Torotrak system uses a spinning flywheel. It’s simple and lightweight compared to traditional electric hybrids, and it’s even going to be used in Formula One race cars. There’s no word yet if any automakers are signing up, but if it starts winning races you can bet they’ll be all over it.
Video after the jump …