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VMT Technologies says new Universal Transmission saves 30 percent in fuel costs over standard transmission and will also outperform CVT transmissions as well. According to the company, the Universal Transmission is the first and only to function as a positive move, infinitely variable transmission with a neutral involved. In addition, eliminating the need for a clutch or torque converter.
Now, because electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, are considered the future of the automotive industry is run on the electric motor and no transmission, VMT Technologies intends to compete in this sector as well.
Other so-called hydrogen technology; hydrogen fuel cells. It uses hydrogen gas to produce electrons. Batteries also produce electrons. The use of the electron is described basically in two ways. A force for electron volts and amps how many electrons pass through a certain point. When compared to electric water pressure volts and amps will be flowing.
Such as hydrogen cells, batteries produce electrons for use instead of gasoline or diesel. Electrons from the plug-in power supply should be stored and then withdrawn as needed acceleration. Just as the water in the tank there are only so many electrons are available to take with you.
A stationary objects tend to remain stationary and moving objects tend to stay in motion. The fact is, it takes more energy to get things moving than it does to keep it moving. Similarly, it takes more electrons (amps) for the electric motor to accelerate the car than it does to keep it going. Amps (amount of electrons) melt it, explode it and kill people. To control this, the controller is required.The controller in the hybrid or the electric car has to manage the amps when a lot of them are needed. Therefore it has to be very robust to keep from melting and that becomes expensive.
VMT is advocating that it would be better to conserve the precious electron energy by using the mechanical advantage of VMTs IVT, especially when the transmission costs less than the controller. Another benefit comes from not needing as many amps; you dont need as many volts. A lower voltage battery is safer and less expensive.
So, the question comes: do you need both a controller and a transmission – no. As noted battery expert John Wyall notes, As far as the difference between using a controller and using and IVT is concerned, the IVT is cheaper and safer than the controller. The IVT allows you to use fewer cells, thus making the battery a manageable system, and with lower voltage, a safer system. The controller-electric motor and gear box system has about the same overall efficiency as a controller-less electric drive with an IVT.