ADVANCED CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS FOR ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES

A brief survey of past and present continuously variable transmissions (CVT) which are potentially suitable for application with electric and hybrid vehicles is presented. Discussion of general transmission requirements and benefits attainable with a CVT for electric vehicle use is given. The arrangement and function of several specific CVT concepts are cited along with their current developmental status. Lastly, the results of preliminary design studies conducted under a NASA contract for DOE on four CVT concepts for use in advanced electric vehicles are reviewed. (ERA citation 06:017069)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Advanced Technology Seminar, Pasadena, CA, USA, 8 Dec 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Loewenthal, S H
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00338104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-81718, CONF-801242-6
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-77CS51044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM