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Posted by News on April 29, 2012, 6:38 pm
 
On 4/29/2012 2:27 PM, Marilyn & Bob wrote:

Perhaps not by design, but the drive-feel is slushy, lacking feedback.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 29, 2012, 6:52 pm
 


Just want to point out that the Prius does have a continuously variable
transmission, which in form is exactly what you describe but in function
is a continuously variable transmission.

"CVT" does not by definition mean "variable width pullies and a belt".  
It simply means that the transmission does not have stepped, discrete
gears.

Posted by Daniel who wants to know on April 30, 2012, 1:59 am
 
True, but the difference still needs to be pointed out as some see eCVT and
assume cone and belt, not a computer controlling the speed and direction
difference between 2 motor/generators attached to a planetary gearset.



Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 30, 2012, 10:09 am
 

Eh.  So?

Posted by News on April 30, 2012, 10:42 am
 On 4/30/2012 6:09 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

Exactly.  High-tech electro-mechanical slush for the box.

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