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Old 08-21-2015, 10:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The eCVT in our 2014 Prius does not use chain drive...it has GEARS. The earlier GenII Prius, however, DID use a chain-drive drive-connection, but not chain-drive ratio-connection.
Toyota calls them eCVTs but they're really Planetary, aren't they? Great gearboxes, but won't work without electric assist motors.

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Old 08-23-2015, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Toyota calls them eCVTs but they're really Planetary, aren't they? Great gearboxes, but won't work without electric assist motors.
...correct, without both electric motors, no CVT "gearing" is possible.

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