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 Members of the elite high-performance M lineup receive upgrades to the power train, suspension and electronic functions. Ronald Ahrens, Robb Report, "Watching Milo Ventimiglia’s BMW Track Day Inspired Us to Give It a Try," 7 May 2021 Politically, raising the price of gasoline and fossil electricity has seemed a non-starter, so this is difficult, but so is regulation of the power train. Brad Templeton, Forbes, "Opinion: California Bill That Demands All Robocars Be Zero Emissions By 2025 Takes Wrong Tack," 9 Mar. 2021 Unlike a gasoline car, the only part of an EV power train that really wears out much with time is the battery, and swap resolves that. Brad Templeton, Forbes, "“Ample” Launches New Battery Swap For EVs That Could Avoid The Failures Of Previous Ventures," 3 Mar. 2021 The truck maker focuses on hybrid and fully electric power train suspensions for semi-tractors and trailers. Dallas News, "Austin attracts another electric vehicle startup in powersports maker Volcon," 30 Dec. 2020 And Nikola’s power train technology situation, as CNet’s Sean Szymkowski has pointed out, remains murky. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Nikola Motor loses another crucial deal, capping a catastrophic 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Those who have this power train to become Bards, an almost entirely male group that rules Montane. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "#MeToo advocate Dylan Farrow creates a world where words are magic in debut novel 'Hush'," 2 Oct. 2020 Companies like Ford and Caterpillar have interest in the retrofitting potential of the DFI system, which could be applied to the power train of existing ships and locomotives. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Is the World Ready for the EV Battery Boom?," 3 Aug. 2020 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

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First Known Use of power train

1943, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Power train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20train. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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