The small passenger car transmission test was initiated to supply electric vehicle manufacturers with technical information regarding the performance of commercially available transmissions. This information would enable EV manufacturers to design a more energy efficient vehicle. With this information the manufacturers would be able to estimate vehicle driving range as well as speed and torque requirements for specific road load performance characteristics. The testing of a 1979 Dodge Omni A-404 automatic transmission is discussed. This transmission was tested in accordance with a passenger car automatic transmission test code (SAE J65lb) which required drive performance, coast performance, and no load test conditions. Under these test conditions, the transmission attained maximum efficiencies in the mid-eighty percent range for both drive performance test and coast performance tests. The major results of this test are the torque, speed and efficiency curves which are presented. These graphs map the complete performance characteristics for the Dodge Omni A-404 transmission. (ERA citation 06:011246)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Eaton Corporation

    Engineering and Research Center
    Swithfield, MA  United States  8411

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • BUJOLD, M P
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 356 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-165181, ERC-LIB-80173
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-77CS51044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM