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 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite 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.

    I dunno.

  • Boober
    Lv 6
    7 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.

  • Paula
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Gasoline does not "power your transmission".

    Gasoline powers the engine, and the engine powers the transmission.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Ummmmm.... the generated power makes it move dude.

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  • 7 years ago

    What does this have to do with politics?

  • 7 years ago

    Why is this in politics?

  • 7 years ago

    All of it.

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