How does a Toyota Prius "transmission" work?

  1. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    How does a Toyota Prius "transmission" work?

    Given that it does not shift gears (there is not even a reverse gear) and has 2 electric motors built into it, how does it work?

  2. Syed Misbahuddin profile image59
    Syed Misbahuddinposted 6 years ago

    It is an epicyclic gear train.
    This gear train has 3 gears :
    1. sun gear
    2. epicyclic gears
    3. outer internal gear
    the different gears are selectet by locking any 1 of these gears.
    The was already used in Ford modal T transmission.
    You can go to this link for further info.

    http://www.modeltcentral.com/transmissi … ation.html
    or
    http://eahart.com/prius/psd/

 
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