power train

noun

Definition of power train 

: the intervening mechanism by which power is transmitted from an engine to a propeller or axle that it drives also : this mechanism plus the engine power train warranty

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Taycan’s power train will production more than 600 horsepower that will allow the electric car to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds and to 124 mph on the track in less than 12 seconds, the company said. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Porsche's All-Electric Sports Car Will Be Called Porsche Taycan. Here's How You Pronounce It.," 8 June 2018 Odysseys from that year had multiple recalls related to its airbags, its transmission, its power train and water pump. Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Honda minivans similar to the one in Seven Hills student's death have been subject to national recall," 12 Apr. 2018 The world's first solar power train has gone on its inaugural run. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "World's First Solar Train Running in Australia," 27 Dec. 2017 Model 3 power trains, for example, are built at the Tesla Gigafactory near Reno, as are the car’s batteries. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tesla, slow to rev up production, faces fierce electric rivals," 5 Jan. 2018 This year, Honda is turning heads with its new Sports EV concept, a car that has an electric power train and artificial intelligence. John-henry Perera, Houston Chronicle, "Crazy-looking future cars spotted at opening of Tokyo Motor Show," 25 Oct. 2017 Having opted not to use the dual clutch transmission, which has gotten high marks as part of the Huracan power train, the company has taken some criticism for using such old-fashioned technology in its flagship sports car. Charles Fleming, Detroit Free Press, "2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: How does 145 m.p.h. feel in a $483K car?," 5 Oct. 2017 Cummins said the power train could be paired with an on-board diesel generator to triple the car's range. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Nikola Motor Company and Bosch team up on long-haul fuel cell truck," 19 Sep. 2017 Much of the innovation has focused on lighter materials and more efficient power trains. Justin Sullivan, National Geographic, "Super-Efficient Cars Are Doable But Hit a Political Speed Bump," 15 Mar. 2017

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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