FAQ

  • Energy / Power Management

Question:
How is the NuVinci® CVP different from conventional transmissions?
Answer:

The NuVinci CVP offers a wide range of advantages over conventional transmissions. These advantages include: • Less complexity • Greater powertrain system efficiency • Greater acceleration and optimum performance • Easier shifting • Ability to accept multiple inputs while varying speed and managing torque • Multiple power outlets such as for a power take off (PTO) application • Easier to package and potentially lighter • Easier and less costly to manufacture • Greater scalability and potential to reuse tooling • Improved hill-climbing

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Question:
What is the NuVinci® CVP?
Answer:

The NuVinci CVP is a continuously variable and broadly applicable technology, with applications for almost any product using a mechanical power transmission. NuVinci technology combines the advantages of a toroidal traction continuously variable transmission (CVT) with the advantages of a time-proven planetary gear arrangement. The NuVinci CVP is the only continuously variable transmission that has a planetary gearset's advantages of high torque density, versatility of use, inline shafts and low production cost. As a result, NuVinci technology is the only technology potentially capable of replacing the planetary gear transmission – in every application – as virtually a plug-and-play replacement.

Question:
CVTs have been around for a long time. Why have they not become commonplace?
Answer:

The use of CVTs has not become widespread due to multiple problems including scalability challenges, questionable reliability and durability, high cost and other factors. Despite some obvious drawbacks, some manufacturers such as Ford, Nissan, Honda and Audi have implemented limited production with old CVT technology because the market need was so great. However, with the development of the NuVinci CVP, the technical roadblocks now have been eliminated – clearing the way for a wide range of CVP applications for which markets are ready and waiting.