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Compact Hybrid Automotive Propulsion SystemPower train proposed for experimental vehicle powered by internal combustion engine and electric motor. Intended for front-wheel drive automobile, power train mass produced using existing technology. System includes internal-combustion engine, electric motor, continuously variable transmission, torque converter, differential, and control and adjustment systems for electric motor and transmission. Continuously variable transmission integrated into hydraulic system that also handles power steering and power brakes. Batteries for electric motor mounted elsewhere in vehicle.
Document ID
19850000386
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Lupo, G. (Centro Richerche Fiat S.p.A.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
NPO-16117
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.