drive·​train | \ ˈdrīv-ˌtrān How to pronounce drivetrain (audio) \

Definition of drivetrain

: the parts (such as the universal joint and the driveshaft) that connect the transmission with the driving axles of an automobile also : power train the drivetrain warranty

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With a SRAM Force drivetrain, Mavic wheels, and Pinarello’s lithe carbon fiber, the Dyodo could pass for a race bike. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Excellent E-Bikes for Racing, Commuting, and Hauling," 4 July 2019 With the electrical drivetrain, there’s no combustion engine. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "This Swedish E-Motorbike Is Boxy, Beautiful, and Badass," 8 Feb. 2019 Most e-bike drivetrains generate 250 watts of power. Eric Johnson, The Mercury News, "Los Gatos designer builds e-bikes for speed and…," 28 June 2019 Another challenge last year when the team first built the robot was building the robot's drivetrain motor to balance torque and speed. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A robot created by Arrowhead High School students will throw out the first pitch at tonight's Brewers game," 21 June 2019 The first design order is to enclose the working bits—the engine and drivetrain, passenger cell, the cargo space—in a shape that is safe for those inside and out. WSJ, "Is the Mazda3 Hatchback The Best Car of 2019?," 14 June 2019 The Pilot comes with three years/36,000 miles of basic coverage and five years/60,000 miles of drivetrain coverage. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot," 12 June 2019 For $130 more, the Redux 2 gives you hydraulic disc brakes and an even easier-pedaling 9-speed drivetrain. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Commuter Bikes for Any Commute," 16 May 2019 Honda uses an uncommon drivetrain layout that combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with a unit comprised of a generator and electric drive motor. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2019 Honda Insight is a strangely normal hybrid," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of drivetrain

1954, in the meaning defined above

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