casparfelic00
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Series vs Parallel vs Series/Parallel Drivetrains

Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:06 am

Love to read and share this type of informative articles.
A drivetrain is the collection of components that deliver power from a vehicle’s engine or motor to the vehicle’s wheels. In hybrid-electric cars, the drivetrain’s design determines how the electric motor works in conjunction with the conventional engine. The drivetrain affects the vehicle’s mechanical efficiency, fuel consumption, and purchasing price.

Hybrids that use a series drivetrain only receive mechanical power from the electric motor, which is run by either a battery or a gasoline-powered generator. In hybrids with parallel drivetrains, the electric motor and internal combustion engine can provide mechanical power simultaneously. Series/parallel drivetrains enable the engine and electric motor to provide power independently or in conjunction with one another.
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blacksmith
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Re: Series vs Parallel vs Series/Parallel Drivetrains

Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:00 am

wow, these are some heavy stuff I didn't know about. So which type of drivetrain is available in Pacifica hybrid?

mark1tan
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Re: Series vs Parallel vs Series/Parallel Drivetrains

Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:58 pm

Great post to go deep in the tech. Pacifica plug-in hybrid has the drivetrain that gives it 30 miles range. This is what separates the hybrid version from its counterpart.

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