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January 23, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
Two Ventura County companies will take part in a $5.5-million project backed by the Calstart transportation consortium and the Defense Department to develop a new generation of hybrid electric vehicles. The companies--U.S. Flywheel Systems of Newbury Park and APS Systems of Oxnard--will help test high-powered "flywheel" batteries, which store energy in a spinning wheel and release it as needed to power electric cars.
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January 23, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
Two Ventura County companies will take part in a $5.5-million project backed by the Calstart transportation consortium and the Defense Department to develop a new generation of hybrid electric vehicles. The companies--U.S. Flywheel Systems of Newbury Park and APS Systems of Oxnard--will help test high-powered "flywheel" batteries, which store energy in a spinning wheel and release it as needed to power electric cars.
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January 16, 1996
Calstart, a Burbank-based consortium that is trying to create an advanced transportation industry in the state, announced several new demonstration projects. The programs are part of a $5.5-million partnership between Calstart and the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. Nine California companies are also participants.
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September 10, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what its backers called a breakthrough in efforts to make electric cars practical and affordable, a Sacramento utility Thursday unveiled the first working model of a battery that stores energy in a high-tech flywheel. The device, which stores energy mechanically, uses the same principle that keeps a yo-yo or potter's wheel spinning. It was designed by American Flywheel Systems Inc., a small Bellevue, Wash., company, and built by Honeywell Inc.
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