GKN – Gyrodrive
Making the most of wasted energy
By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops, the system aims to deliver fuel savings of around 20 per cent, resulting in significant CO₂ savings. APC’s funding towards this project has allowed GKN to refine its technology to increase its market opportunities.
From Motorsport to Public Transport
- Developing flywheel technology for use in buses
- The Gyrodrive technology applies motorsport innovation to mainstream automotive
- System saves braking energy of vehicle and utilises it to accelerate the vehicle back up to speed
- £15.5 million total project value, receiving £7.7 million funding through the APC