Collaborative R&D Competitions

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

Project Highlights 

  • 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

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