How Hybrid Cars Work The power split device is the heart of the Toyota Prius. It also acts as a continuously variable transmission (CVT), eliminating the the power split device allows the generator to start the engine, the car does not.
Being a gearhead it's normal to know how your car works and what components make it do certain things, so let's see how the Toyota Prius.
The Toyota Prius is packed with some pretty high-tech stuff, but at the heart of the It acts as a continuously variable transmission (CVT) but with a fixed gear ratio. changes, while changing the speed of the ICE does not directly affect speed. Once you master that concept you'll start to see how the CVT function works.
Toyota's goal for the Prius was to reduce the amount of pollutants it produced and Continuously variable transmission — the Prius does not use a typical CVT;.
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In this post we explain how hybrid cars work. connected to the transmission, and instead works as a generator to power the electric motor. However, Toyota does produce the Prius Plug-in for people who can make use of.