20 Jul '14, 4pm

Bosch: Electric Cars Will Soon Have Transmissions

Bosch: Electric Cars Will Soon Have Transmissions

Most electric cars make so with direct drive – essentially a single “gear” that serves the car from 0 to 100 MPH and beyond. It’s an elegant, simple system that reduces the number of moving parts and lowers costs. If German electronics giant and auto-industry supplier, Bosch , is right, however, that may soon change. If you have doubts about whether or not that’s a good thing, Go ride a single-speed bicycle for a while before hopping on a 10-speed and you’ll see some of the benefits of adding a little mechanical complexity. Next, try to remember that when Brammo added a 6-speed transmission to its electric bikes a few years ago , they utterly changed the way electric motorcycles were perceived. Suddenly, the electric motors’ low-end torque advantage over ICEs could be maximized at speed, too. Two years on, and Brammo is the only electric motorcycle maker to step up and cha...

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