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drive train

noun
1.
the power train of an automotive vehicle consisting of all the components between the engine and driving wheels and including the clutch and axle, as well as the components of the driveline.
Also, drivetrain.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
drive-train, adjective
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  • However there is a loss in power transfer from the batteries to the wheels through the motor and drive train.
  • Lubricants reduce friction and wear of critical vehicle systems including the engine, transmission and drive train.
  • The new design features no direct mechanical link between the gas-powered engine and the electric drive train.
  • New interior, restored exterior, fully rebuilt engine and drive train.
  • The battery powered drive train wins hands down with how many resources it would take to produce it.
  • Each drive train has a variety of advantages and disadvantages.
  • Improved bump stops are required to reduce jarring of drive train components during off-road travel at variable speeds.
  • All engines, emissions- and drive train-related components of vehicles turned in for scrapping will be permanently destroyed.
  • Tag axles reduce the weight of one rear axle as it eliminates the internal axle drive train.
  • Dynamometers are an effective means by which new drive train designs can be validated.

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