SAN FRANCISCO MUNI KINETIC ENERGY WHEEL PROPULSION SYSTEM (KEW)

Recent studies have shown that the incorporation of practical energy storage elements into vehicle drives offers the potential of significant reduction in emissions as well as improved overall efficiency. The recent "rediscovery" of the kinetic energy flywheel as a highly effective energy storage system provides several new candidate propulsion systems for use in urban transportation. Intended to demonstrate a practical kinetic energy (flywheel) propulsion system providing optimized electric transit with route flexibility and increased quality of service. Dual-mode electric trolley coaches selected for the demonstration.

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  • Pagination: p. 1-20

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  • Accession Number: 00136397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM