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Volt Gen 1 Transmission 4ET50 explained with real parts.

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Good video showing the internal parts.
The Gen 1 is really a very clever design.
Couple of things I really like:
Use of 2 electric motors
Use of "Clutch packs" for engaging or stopping rotating parts vs one way clutches on Fords.
Plus geared final drive vs Second generation Volts chain = early Prius, While latest Prius went to geared.

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Yeah, saw this a while back. Makes it very easy to picture just how simple it is and how it works (though he did have a couple mistakes in there, IIRC)

Interested to see if he gets his hands on a 5ET50 to see how different it is by adding in the direct drive mode.
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