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      07-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by sameh View Post
I think it will be a derivative of the Formula One KERS system, which has been UNreliable..will see
???? The KERS system is and electric motor-generator sandwiched between the engine and transmission. It harvests electricity and stores it in a Li-ion battery which can return the power to the motor-generator for added acceleration when needed. How the heck is that like a turbocharger, even if it is electrically driven?

Most of the F1 KERS troubles are related to the siginifcantly overcharged Li-ion batteries they use and the problems associated with temperature management. I would think that the proposed electric turbo will not have power-harvesting or power storage abilities.