The flywheel can provide highly acceptable energy density levels that favorably influence vehicle weight and operating range. At the same time, the flywheel can provide high levels of power to propel vehicles with desirable high-acceleration performance. The overall conclusion of the flywheel study and demonstration programs is that flywheel energy storage in flywheel hybrid vehicles and pure flywheel vehicles is a practical means of propulsion suitable for many types of urban vehicles. The specific energy of present-day flywheels is sufficient to make flywheel-only vehciles practicle for urban route applications with ranges up to 30 km (18.6 mi). Flywheel/heat-engine hybrid vehicles are entirely feasible for family and commuter-car applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • LAWSON, L J
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00262951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1981 12:00AM