Light-Duty Vehicle Technology Cost Analysis, Advanced 8-Speed Transmissions

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contracted with FEV, Incorporated to determine the incremental direct manufacturing costs for a set of advanced, light-duty vehicle technologies. The technologies selected are on the leading edge for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in the future, primarily in the form of tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO₂). This report, the fourth in a series of reports, addresses the direct incremental manufacturing cost of two new powertrain configurations, relative to two existing baseline configurations, with comparable driver performance metrics. The complete costing methodology used in the analysis of these configurations, as well as the pilot case study, is described in “Light-Duty Technology Cost Analysis Pilot Study (EPA-420-R-09-020).” The two new powertrain technology configurations analyzed are: (1) A next generation ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, compared to a ZF 6-speed, Lepelletier concept-based, automatic transmission and (2) A 6-speed wet dual clutch transmission (DCT), compared to an 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission (DCT).

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  • Corporate Authors:

    FEV, Incorporated

    4554 Glenmeade Lane
    Auburn Hills, MI  United States  48326

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 2000 Traverwood Drive
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • Kolwich, Greg
  • Publication Date: 2013-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Revised Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01523813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-420-R-13-007, FEV 07-069-303
  • Contract Numbers: EPA Contract No. EP-C-07-069; Work Assignment No.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2014 9:56AM