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American Flywheel Systems

Seattle, WA. USA.
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American Flywheel Systems Inc. of Bellevue, Washington, produced the AFS2000 concept car, which takes its basic shape from a Chrysler New Yorker, but without the engine, transmission, radiator, starter motor, gas tank, muffler, and tailpipe. It was shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 1994.

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American Flywheel Systems logo.

A January 1994 New York Times article reads: "The car does not exist in its entirety and will not be ready for testing until sometime in 1995, but could reach the market in 1988."

The power system consists of a vacuum housing, counterrotating rim wheels made of light, strong carbon fibers and containing magnets in embedded spoke tubes, and magnetic bearings to eliminate friction that would slow spinning. Pickup coils (coiled wires) pick up electromagnetic current generated by spinning magnets.

Kinetic energy, or the energy of a moving object, is the principle behind the flywheel battery, proposed as a power source for electric cars. As the wheels rotate, magnets placed on the spoke tubes produce current that provides power to the electric automobile motor.

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1994 American Flywheel Systems AFS2000-10 electric concept car. (source: )

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1994 American Flywheel Systems AFS2000-10 electric concept car. (source: )

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1994 American Flywheel Systems AFS2000-10 electric concept car. (source: )

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1994 American Flywheel Systems AFS2000-10 electric concept car. (source: )

 
 
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