drivetrain

noun
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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Roush warranties the drivetrain for five years or 60,000 miles. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "710-hp JackHammer Mustang hits the road," 11 May 2018 The Panamera sedan saw the emergence of E-hybrid, Porsche’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Is a Herald of Cars To Come," 14 May 2018 There’s also a bounty of storage space in the R1T, thanks to the fact that the battery and electric drivetrain are all located on the floor of the vehicle. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The all-electric Rivian R1T is a dream truck for adventurers," 26 Nov. 2018 The external drivetrain, like the jet nozzles, is coated with a three-part saltwater-resistant armor consisting of Alumite, a ceramic coating and epoxy paint. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Testing the Yamaha 210 FSH: The Boat That Blew Up the Formula," 31 Aug. 2018 The center console ends at the seat edge because there is no drivetrain going through the center of the car — the motor and generator are in the rear to power the rear-drive axle. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2017 BMW i3 electric vehicle goes longer on style than miles," 8 Aug. 2017 As of our visit, the Gigafactory also only makes a few things: the battery cells for the Model 3, the car’s battery pack and drivetrain, and the company’s two storage products, the Powerwall and Powerpack. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory," 30 Nov. 2018 Several versions of the vehicle are offered with different drivetrains and body styles and Mercedes-Benz has not yet clarified which will be imported from India. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Mercedes-Benz to start selling India-made SUVs in USA," 24 Sep. 2018 The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are original, along with 95 percent of the bodywork. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "You know that red sports car you saw around Redmond? It sold for a record $48 million," 25 Oct. 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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