Technology.am (May 25, 2009) — The Japanese car manufacturer Honda plans to develop hybrid drive vehicles. The company has also confirmed that a production of the CR-Z concept will arrive within the next year as a hybrid coupe.
The report says the CR-Z may have a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine with direct injection.
The other model will be a successor of the Honda S200, dubbed FF-S2000, which apparently will use a 3.5-liter V6 engine and the 4WD technology.
It appears that this vehicle will also carry the new KERS technology installed to the 2009 lineup of F1 challengers.
When the car utilizes the brake system, the energy that is produced is channeled to the IVT (infinitely variable transmission) and is utilized to spin the flywheel up to 64,000 rpm; when the car accelerates thereafter, the stored energy is released to provide a bump in power and boost energy efficiency.