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Volvo has announced a successful end to four years of studying a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for use in its future passenger cars. Volvo claims that the system can add up to 80 horsepower under acceleration while cutting overall fuel consumption by 25 percent. The system has been tested on public roads as well as test tracks in Sweden and the U.K. as part of its Drive-E powertrain research program, and is described by Volvo as “a lightweight, financially viable, and very efficient solution.”

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