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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 nearly [...]