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CTI Mag: Rapid Electric Shift; Reducing the Cost of Integrated Electric Drive Systems

Rapid Electric Shift; Reducing the Cost of Integrated Electric Drive Systems

The automotive industry is driving a great deal of exploration into powertrain configurations for electric vehicles, however, the availability of electric passenger vehicles is dominated by designs that use single speed gearboxes. The performance of the traction motor across the vehicle speed range can be improved using a multispeed gearbox; motor torque requirements can be reduced, speeds increased and efficiency performance optimised[1]. Read more

CTI Mag: Continuously Variable Transmission fit for a Global Market

Continuously Variable Transmission fit for a Global Market

The CVT represents the 2nd largest volume product in the global automatictransmission market. The rising popularity of crossover SUVs in many of the main markets requires comfortable, highly efficient and hybrid-ready transmission solutions. Punch Powertrain’s new torque converter CVT family is fit for that demand. Read more

CTI Mag: Interview “A Quantum Leap in e-drive Performance”

Interview “A Quantum Leap in e-drive Performance”

At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, GKN Driveline presented eTwinsterX – an eAxle system with a seamless shift two-speed transmission, and the Twinster module instead of a differential. What’s the thinking behind the new concept, and how will eAxlemarkets and technology develop? We spoke with Theodor Gassmann, Manager Advanced Engineering at GKN Driveline. Read more