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Williams KERS Technology

Ian Foley of Williams Hybrid Power tells about the nuclear industry's high speed gas centrifuge and how it was adapted to create the Williams KERS system as used in Porsche race cars and and Audi's record breaking e-Tron electric hybrid.

The key feature of the technology is its reliability and long life. It's able to absorb electrical energy and then dispense it like a battery, however, unlike a battery it effectively charges instanteously.

Williams is best known for its Formula 1 race car technology.