In The NewsRead what others have been saying about Fallbrook and the NuVinci® technology. Note: some articles may be in a language other than English.
The Dutch online eBike publication Elektrischefietsen awarded the Riese & Müller Nevo NuVinci HS 2016 the "overall score" award in its eBike tests of Speed Pedelecs (45 km/h). The article about the Nevo NuVinci HS is in Dutch. Click here to go to it. In addittion, E Bike Base, a German online overview of the eBike market, recently tweeted (@ebikebase) about the Dutch award with a link to an article in German.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a July 2016 Draft Technical Assessment Report identifying Dana Holding Corporation’s VariGlide® continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology as “having promise for increased CVT efficiency compared to current design belt or chain CVTs.” The EPA draft report also stated that Dana’s indicated that it is currently in development with an OEM with targeted production as early as 2020. Dana licenses NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology from Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
The EPA draft report is for a “Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2022-2025” and will now go through a review process including a 60-day public comment period. Comments regarding Dana’s VariGlide® technology are on page 5-55.
To learn more, visit https://www3.epa.gov/otaq/climate/mte.htm.
To download the draft report, visit: www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/mte/420d16900.pdf
Dana Holding Company (Dana) is continuing its active promotion of the benefits of its VariGlide® CVT technology for continuously variable transmissions. At the International VDI Wissenforum Conference held June 21-22, 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Dana presented its VariGlide® Beltless Transmission Technology in keeping with the conference title “CVT in automotive applications – Set screws for better efficiency.”
VDI Wissenforum GMBH is a business unit of the VDI Group formed over 50 years ago to provide training and education to engineers. Annually, there are over 25,000 attendees at various VDI events. VDI Wissenforum offfers several automotive-related conferences each year with approximately 1,300 attendees this year at the "CVT in automotive applications" conference.
Click here to read the Dana June 16, 2016 press release on their VDI Wissenforum Conference participation.
The title of Dana's VDI presentation was listed in the conference program as "CVT powerpath solutions using Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) for maximum fuel economy."
Dana has a license from Fallbrook Technologies Inc. to develop and commercialize transmission components and other advanced powertrain solutions for passenger car and certain off highway vehicles with Fallbrook’s NuVinci® Technology. For more information on Dana's Variglide® technology, visit www.variglide.com.
At the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition, Dana Holding Corporation (Dana) published a technical paper entitled “Efficiency Analysis of Multi-Mode Passenger Car Transmission Concepts Featuring a VariGlide® CVT.” The paper compared the overall transmission efficiency, under normal vehicle operating conditions, between a production multi-mode CVT and a prototype multi-mode VariGlide CVT. The results show that the use of Variglide continuously variable transmission technology can provide significant improvements in overall transmission and vehicle efficiency.
To download the paper or view the abstract, visit: http://papers.sae.org/2016-01-1108/
Dana has a license from Fallbrook Technologies Inc. to engineer and produce transmission components and other advanced powertrain solutions with Fallbrook’s NuVinci® Technology.
FoldingBike365, a blog, posted a review of the Dahon Mu N360, which incorporates the Nfinity N360. The review contains detailed information on the use of NuVinci® technology for bicycles including two videos.
NuVinci Optimized 10-page review
The Dutch magazine E-Bike & Trekking has recently published a 10-page NuVinci Optimized bike review, which is featured on the cover page.
The article includes various highly favorable comments and covers tests of seven NuVinci Optimized eBikes: Dutch ID Tour N360H, Flyer T8N, Gazelle Orange CX HM, Koga E-Nova NuVinci, Qwic P-MN360, Sparta MNb, Trek TM700+. There is also a comparison between NuVinci Cycling's technology and the automatic Shimano Steps Di2 system, which states that there is no alternative for cyclist, who wants a continuous variable system because the Shimano system does not shift under load and the shift feeling is less smooth/seamless than the NuVinci Optimized experience. The test coordinator of the article stated: "The real test winner is the automatic NuVinci Harmony. The ultimate option for every luxury e-bike."
Click here to read the article (PDF in Dutch).
eBike Portal Coverage in three languages
The NuVinci Optimized N380 together with Harmony and H|Sync have received some exensive coverage recently in an article available in English, Italian and French, on an "eBikePortal."
The cover story of the September 2015 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine featuredFallbrook's Machining and Metrology capabilities. Entitled "Planetary Prototypes, the article notes that "Fallbrook Technologies’ shop continues to produce prototypes for licensees of the company’s continuously variable planetary technology while performing commercial jobs."
A2B, a UK bike and e-bike manufacturer, announced back on May 18 that its latest e-bike innovation, the Entz, had been nominated for ‘Excellent Product Design’ by the prestigious German Design Council. Recently, they tweeted the following:
[TECH TUESDAY] The superb NuVinci hub is available on the Entz. This video explains what all the fuss is about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCI4HrupnRQ
The following articles in Elektrobike Online (in German) talk about the N380 and the first one has a nice picture of an H|Sync implementation.
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