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He has a good one for Chrysler Pacifica as well. Similar principal but very different. Great informative videos for sure. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I am subscribed to that Weber Auto YouTube channel. The professor has compared several transmission technologies from the very first GM hydraulic/automatics to the latest from many manufacturers. Watch them all, and you can see that in all of his objective explanations, all the automatic transmissions in the world have GM's history in them, even the Toyota and Ford transaxles for the latest hybrids and plug-ins. If you have good automotive friends who are fans, send them a link to the Weber Auto videos.

I have a theory to test if I had the money, resources, place (maybe an airport strip), and time. My theory is which is the world's fastest plug-in's speed in reverse? My guess would be the Chevy Volt which has the most powerful electric motor, since none of the hybrids can use their gas engines to supply horsepower (except for electrical power generation).
 

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Awesome video! Thanks for posting that.

I learned all about Allison 1000s from that guy too. He does a great job of presenting concepts and his props are always top notch and well thought out.
 

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the gen2 volt changed everything that the gen1 volt had to cut the weight of the vehicle
the gen2 is about 320 pound's lighter than the gen1
one thing they changed was the differential
the gen1 was done by different gears in the differential
the gen2 basically copied the Toyota prius,and basically used a chain and sprocket approach
I will keep my gen1 2015
 

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the gen2 basically copied the Toyota prius,and basically used a chain and sprocket approach
I will keep my gen1 2015
You are mislead by Toyota, as many are!

The "Chain and Sprocket" system was NOT invented by Toyota. GM had it by the 1960's. My past 1984 Olds Ciera and my past 1995 Buick Regal had it in their transaxles. I had both for over twenty years each and never had problems with that system. GM went "back to the future" to design the Gen 2 Volt 5ET50. Learn correctly and forget about the imitators!

Keep your 2015 Chevy Volt, and do it for twenty years if you can. I bet now that you will get tired of that Volt before it goes bad, and will trade it for a newer GM FV.
 

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I have a theory to test if I had the money, resources, place (maybe an airport strip), and time. My theory is which is the world's fastest plug-in's speed in reverse? My guess would be the Chevy Volt which has the most powerful electric motor, since none of the hybrids can use their gas engines to supply horsepower (except for electrical power generation).
I think I read somewhere that the Volt is speed limited to 39mph in reverse. The Leaf was able to maintain a much more brisk pace. I believe somewhere around 60mph but that's of course not a hybrid.
 

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<snip>basically used a chain and sprocket approach
I will keep my gen1 2015
There is absolutely -nothing- wrong with the chain-and-sprocket approach. Roughly a million Jeeps have been crawling all over God's creation under the most trying conditions with chain-and-sprocket based transfer cases for the last 30 years.
 
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