Wednesday, 28 December 2011

TVS Motors to offer Automatic Transmission for two wheelers in 2013

TVS Motor Company today announced the development of a new technology that will enhance fuel efficiency by as much as twenty percent when compared to the conventional technology deployed today. This new technology, termed ‘TVS Automatic Transmission”, developed by TVS Motor Company, employs a Automatic Transmission in place of conventional Continuously Variable Transmission Technology (CVT) which changes gears effortlessly through electronic control, automatically selecting the gear ratios for a particular riding condition. This enables the engine to run at its most efficient RPM (revolutions per minute) for a range of vehicle operating conditions, thereby maximizing the engine performance to achieve peak efficiency, overriding the requirement of a clutch.

"We will introduce the scooter and motorcycle from the second half of 2013.Engine capacity will be from 110 cc.It has fully automatic gearshift and 20 per cent better fuel efficiency compared to conventional technology, with significant reduction in carbon emission", TVS Motor Company (New Product Development) President Vinay Harne told reporters.

He added that acceleration and initial performance would improve with new technology and the engine weight would reduce by 15 per cent.

Noting that the company has filed many patents in India and abroad over the last six years to develop this technology, Harne said the automatic transmission engines would offer the same convenience as in Continuously Variable Transmission technology vehicles.

He did not share the road price, saying it could be higher compared to the existing rates.


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