Fallbrook Introduces Innovative Transmission for Small Electrics

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Fallbrook CVT
Fallbrook CVT
In brief: Fallbrook Technologies and Team Industries are working together to design an EV transmission that will outperform today's common continuously variable transmissions (CVT).

The word

Fallbrook CVT

The two companies will be gearing the transmission towards low-speed electrics such as golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV). They will supply their new transmission to EV maker Tomberlin.

Fallbrook, which is based in San Diego, California, will be designing the transmission which is to be built and tested at Team's facilities in Minnesota. The prototype to be built will be tested in Tomberlin's Anvil NEV.

The design is based on Follbrook's NuVinci continuously variable planetary transmission (CVP), which is expected to be much lighter and more efficient than a standard CVT. It should also sport a longer lifespan as well, having half the parts of a CVT.

And so ...

The companies plan to have the prototype on the road for testing later this year.

Photo credits: Follbrook

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