power train


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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Recent Examples on the Web Associated Press Toyota Motor Corporation is launching the fourth generation Toyota Sienna with a standard hybrid power train across all models and an array of tech and amenities. USA TODAY, "Toyota launches the 2021 Sienna inspired by a Japanese bullet train," 18 May 2020 But any carbon-pollution rule must go to the heart of a motor vehicle: the engine, power train, and air conditioner. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "‘We Knew They Had Cooked the Books’," 12 Feb. 2020 Larry Shinoda, who would go on to be known as the father of the ’63 Corvette Stingray and the Mako Shark concept car, tweaked its design repeatedly as engineers tested it with seven different power trains. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Rare drawings, documents reveal secret history of midengine Corvette," 8 Feb. 2020 Kelley Blue Book’s 2018 survey revealed only 9% of buyers are considering a hybrid power train. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Tesla’s new Cybertruck is here," 21 Nov. 2019 Fiat Chrysler has long been looking for an industrial partner to shoulder investment costs as the industry faces a transition to electrified power trains and autonomous driving. CBS News, "Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot agree to 50-50 merger, creating an auto giant," 18 Dec. 2019 In addition, the skills needed in the auto industry are shifting along with the power train. David M. Hart, The Conversation, "Why a measured transition to electric vehicles would benefit the US," 26 Nov. 2019 So, for the time being, Zunum’s power train will run partly on jet fuel. Wade Roush, Scientific American, "Aviation Is on a Low-Carbon Flight Path," 1 Oct. 2019 In one way or another, diesel engines have been powering trains for over a century. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "First Hydrogen-Powered Trains Rolling in Germany," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of power train

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Power train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20train. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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