Formula 1 goes green

Formula One will introduce hybrid technology in 2009.

    Formula One looks to become more energy efficient
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    Formula One teams will start using hybrid technology in 2009 to help the automotive industry build more energy efficient and environmentally friendly cars.

    Max Mosley, the president of world motor racing federation FIA, says that F1 will introduce a new kinetic energy recovery system in engines in two years, which is meant to lead to better energy use in regular vehicles.

    "This hybrid device is set to revolutionize Formula One,'' Mosley said at the Geneva Motor Show.

    "It will make the sport at once more environmentally friendly, road relevant, and at the cutting edge of future automotive technology.''

    The energy recovery system, called KERS, will mean a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions without affecting performance, he said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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