- Research and development conducted by Ricardo, Artemis Intelligent Power and Bombardier Transportation
- Innovative high-speed flywheel-based brake energy recovery system concept developed for Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) rolling stock
- Double-digit percentage fuel savings and sub-five year investment payback demonstrated
- Discussions on potential applications now being pursued with key rail industry stakeholders
The DDFlyTrain project has projected a fuel saving of around 10 percent based on the use of high speed flywheel brake recovery technology retrofitted to DMU rolling stock. This order of saving means that the technology has a potential return on investment of inside five years. The project has also produced a proof of concept test rig used to demonstrate the ...