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://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas-ghg#TAR.
To download the draft report, visit: https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/P100OXEO.PDF?Dockey=P100OXEO.PDF