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Bosch eClutch: Cheaper, More Fuel-Efficient Automated Manual Gearbox

Bosch eClutch: Cheaper, More Fuel-Efficient Automated Manual Gearbox

Less than 10 percent of new cars sold in the U.S. are equipped with manual transmissions. The ease of automated shifting has proved more alluring for drivers, even for many enthusiasts who buy sporty cars. But the development of manual-transmission technology may not be over--although embarrassing... read more

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2014 Volkswagen e-Up electric minicar

VW Talks Future Tech: Plug-Ins, Natural Gas, 10-Speed Transmissions

Volkswagen chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn covered virtually every area of green technology in his talk at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Plug-in cars, natural gas... read more April 29, 2013 by  6


 
Six-speed automatic previously developed by Ford and GM

Fuel-Efficient 9- And 10-Speed Auto Transmissions Coming From GM, Ford

The modern automotive business is a funny thing, making bedfellows of the unlikeliest of couples. Ford and General Motors don't collaborate often, but when they do it's... read more April 15, 2013 by  7


 
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque fitted with ZF 9HP nine-speed automatic transmission

ZF Develops 9-Speed Auto Transmission For Improved Efficiency

You probably started driving in a car with three, four, maybe five speeds to choose between. Manual transmissions led the way for a while with gears--five and six became... read more February 27, 2013 by  4


 
2006 Mazda Miata

Transmissions Compared: Which Is Best To Maximize MPG?

In the old days, choosing a transmission was pretty simple. With only manual and automatic options, choosing was simply a matter of deciding whether you wanted to stir your... read more August 21, 2012 by  10


 
2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012

How Does The 2013 Dodge Dart Get 40 MPG? It's The Transmission

When the covers came off the 2013 Dodge Dart at last month's Detroit Auto Show, the new compact sedan got high marks for style, interior design, and putting Chrysler back in... read more February 3, 2012 by  4


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Boosts Fuel Economy By Redesigning CVT In 2013 Altima

One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to keep a car's engine operating at its most efficient speed, regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. That's the... read more November 29, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?

Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft... read more September 23, 2011 by  5


 
Ford Start Concept

Ford's Gas Mileage Goals Spawn 3-Cylinder Engine, New Hybrids

Smaller, more efficient engines that equal the power of larger, lazier ones are how automakers all over the world plan to raise fuel economy. Today Ford [NYSE:F] doubled down... read more June 2, 2011 by  9


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai To Offer More CVTs And New Dual Clutch Transmissions In 2011

Hyundai’s vehicle fleet is about to get a whole lot more fuel efficient as there are plans to introduce a new range of advanced dual clutch transmissions and more... read more December 7, 2010 by  1


 
Zeroshift clutchless multi-speed gearbox

Clutchless Multi-Speed Gearbox Makes EVs More Efficient

Currently, none of the conventional transmission designs provide an ideal option for electric vehicles. Conventional manual transmissions interrupt the drive to the wheels... read more August 12, 2010 by  14


 

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