View Single Post
Old 03-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 10,907

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 58.68 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
90 day: 60.65 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,258
Thanked 2,344 Times in 1,419 Posts
For the record I'd like to state that gears are definitely more efficient than belts. I used to work for a manufacturer of gearboxes in the engineering department. Calculated losses for our gears were ~.5% per gear set.

From wikipedia on belts:
Quote:
They have high efficiency (90-98%, usually 95%)...
While its not a world of difference I just wanted to clarify things.
__________________
Current project: Adding regenerative braking to the Mirage
  Reply With Quote