Kinetic Traction Systems Signs European Partner

Chatsworth-based Kinetic Traction Systems, which is applying flywheel energy storage technology to the rail market, said today that it has partnered with Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (Williams F1), on advancing and promoting its flywheel-based energy storage and recycling systems for the mass transit rail industry. According to the two companies, Williams F1 will market and support KTSi's flywheel systems in the rail and electrical grid sector under its own brand in Europe, the Middle East, and India. Williams F1 has a subsidiary, Williams Hybrid Power, which develops mobile flywheel energy storage systems for automobiles, including the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. KTSi is applying its own, flywheel technology to capture the braking energy of trails, particularly for subways and other public transit rail projects. The firm originally acquired its flywheel technology from Pentadyne Power.