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    Official: Honda Fit, Vezel Hybrids recalled in Japan; US vehicles not affected

    Honda has announced a good-sized recall of two popular Japanese-market hybrids: the Fit Hybrid and the Vezel Hybrid are both headed back into the garage. The problem this time around lies in the software program that controls the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) that could "cause a delay in ...

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    Official: Vocis' second-gen multi-speed transmission promises lower-cost EVs

    UK-based transmission engineering and control specialist Vocis wants to take electric vehicles in another direction, one with dual clutch transmissions. Vocis says its dual clutch transmissions provide seamless shifting and up to 15 percent improvement in EV efficiency. Vocis' DCT is currently on ...

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    Ford starts production of 6-speed dual clutch PowerShift transmission

    Ford PowerShift transmissions on the line – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The new Ford Fiesta will be the first product from any of the Detroit automakers to have a dual clutch transmission – and production is starting today. The Ford PowerShift gearboxes are being built at ...

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    Greenlings: PHEV? DSG? VMT? A guide to common green vehicle acronyms

    Deciphering the new vocabulary of the green car movement can sometimes be a real head scratcher. To alleviate as much confusion as possible, we would like to present our readers with a list of common acronyms and what they mean, with plenty of links for more information. If you have some TLAs ...

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    Financing lawsuit threatens Chrysler-Getrag dual clutch transmissions

    The current credit crisis could be playing further havoc with Chrysler's future powertrain product plans. In the first half of 2007, Chrysler announced investment plans to build two new engine plants and a transmission plant for 2010 model cars. The transmission facility was to be a joint venture ...

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    Chrysler expands dual clutch transmissions, we still can't get one

    The unfortunate reality for Chrysler in North America is that aside from the new Ram, the Wrangler and the minivans, few of its products are considered desirable alternatives in their segments. At least part of that is due to what many consider - rightly or wrongly - to be outdated powertrains. ...

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    BorgWarner doubles up dual clutch transmission capacity

    BorgWarner has just opened up a second plant at their facility in Amstadt, Germany to produce dual clutch transmission modules. BorgWarner and other suppliers like Getrag have been experiencing huge growth in demand for dual clutch transmissions as demand for increased fuel efficiency and reduced ...

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    Getrag dual clutch gearboxes could hit 2 million a year by 2014!

    The burgeoning interest in dual clutch gearboxes should be big business for Getrag over the next few years. Because a dual clutch transmission (DCT) combines the greater efficiency of a manual with full automatic shift capability they are being installed in more vehicles all the time. The first ...


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