Monday, May 17

Toyota Prius - Info on the Transmission System

I found a site which gives a very good explanation on the "Hybrid Synergy Drive" used by the Toyota Prius, including how it is different from both a normal automatic transmission, and how it is different from a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Following the link on the left to "Understanding Your Prius", brings a new menu on the left with headings such as Continuously Variable Transmission and The Power Split Device. The figures mentioned are from the 2001 to 2003 model Prius, but the concepts are the same.
Quite an interesting read.

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