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Published on Sep 23, 2012
Weber State University (WSU) - Automotive Technology Department - Transmission Lab. A comparison and demonstration of the 3rd Generation Toyota Hybrid Transaxles used in the 2010-2015 Prius family (P410, P510), 2006 - 2017 Highlander HV family (P310, P313), and 2007-2017 Camry HV family (P311, P314)
How an eCVT Works. eCVTs allow the engine to operate (when necessary) at the RPM for peak efficiency while increasing and decreasing the transmission drive ratio to change vehicle speed.
This video helps satisfy NATEF Task A2.C.24. "Describe the operational characteristics of a hybrid vehicle drive train. (eCVT)", a priority 3 task.
See our Prius (2nd Gen) P112 Hybrid Transaxle (eCVT) Operation for a description of the 2nd Generation Toyota Prius Transaxles.
CVTs are different and are demonstrated in other WeberAuto videos.
We teach advanced vehicle technologies to our automotive students at Weber State University and online. For more information visit: http://www.weber.edu/automotive