Axis of Green: GM/BMW/DCX Unveil New Hybrid Tech

The combo of DCX, GM and BMW just announced their foray into a completely original hybrid system. The two mode set-up has a "electric continuous variable transmission" or ECVT with four fixed gear ratios. Not being the techiest of techs, this sounds like it will work like a CVT and continuously be poppin' through… » 4/27/06 2:00pm 4/27/06 2:00pm

Institutional Memory Lapse: Jalopnik on Hydraulic Hybrids

Last spring, as like eight of you may remember, Spinelli handed over the reins to me for a couple of weeks as he trotted off for fun and frolic in the boot-shaped land of his ancestors. I ran across a story on the Inertial Storage Transmission, invented by a Portland, OR man by the name of Vincent Carman back in the… » 12/19/05 7:55pm 12/19/05 7:55pm