Continuously Variable Transmission

• Characteristics
– Similar operation to variable-speed drill press – Infinite driving ratios – Increases fuel economy in the range of 25%
• Engine can be run with constant rpm • Engine does not accelerate through each gear

– Do not handle torque as well – Torque travels between steel cones and a steel chain
• Special lubricant changes phase to a gassy solid
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Hybrid Planetary Transmission Operation • Hybrid planetary transaxle – Three inputs and one output • Toyota hybrid system – Two motor/generators • Hybrid motor/generators – Operate as motors when powering vehicle – Generate electricity to recharge battery pack • Some use a third electric motor on rear axle – Double regenerative braking © 2012 Delmar. Cengage Learning .