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Unlike many mechanical transmissions that have a set number of gear ratios that require a manual shift to work through as speed is gained, continuously variable transmissions work a little different. Drivers using a CVT enjoy a shiftless and stepless experience as the single-speed transmission does all the work transitioning through a set of gear ratios.
No matter the speed, CVT allows for smooth acceleration and improves fuel efficiency through the maintenance of a sustained angular velocity
The Story Behind the CVT
If you’re just recently hearing about the CVT, you’re not alone. Modern alterations to improve efficiency and a push from Subaru launched the technology into the mainstream. What many don’t realize, however, is that it was Leonardo DaVinci who introduced the original CVT in 1490. It wasn’t for [...]