How much gasoline does it take?
to power your transmission ? You know the mechanical part of your vehicle that converts the generated power in to motion.
For about 125 yrs gas is the only thing capable of providing transportation to all. Every other machine has made many advancements, accept the automobile. Yes it has all the bells and whistles, but the power source remains the same. To reach the freedoms we had don't we need to remove the suppressor ? Is this the only way to power a transmission ? Please no Volt, Prius answers, no reason an electric car should have to be plugged in with all the possibilities of generating power in car with 4 wheels in motion.
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
Actually the piston and crankshafts convert the generated energy into motion. The transmission gears the rotary speed of the flywheel into slower more powerful rotary motion or into faster less powerful motion as needed.
You may be wondering how much energy is lost between the flywheel and the output shaft of the transmission.
- BooberLv 67 years ago
The efficiency of a transmission is greater than the efficiency of the internal combustion engine driving it. Manual transmissions have better efficiency than automatics. Overall efficiency of an automobile is lower than 15% average.
Just a guess, but I would say since the efficiency of the engine is around 18%, there is probably a loss of a couple of percent of mechanical energy lost as heat in the transmission before it gets to the wheels.
- PaulaLv 67 years ago
Gasoline does not "power your transmission".
Gasoline powers the engine, and the engine powers the transmission.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Ummmmm.... the generated power makes it move dude.
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- SordenhiemerLv 77 years ago
What does this have to do with politics?
- pedrodepaca78Lv 47 years ago
Why is this in politics?
- 7 years ago
All of it.