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Old 12th October 2010, 16:41   #1
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Default TATA Nano's Vario-transmission - A failed project

Having established the niche in entry level car market with the famous NANO, TATA is now looking for ways to streamline the manufacturing process.

As part of that, one of the projects was for integrating continuous variable transmission technology that is used in scooters to the Nano. The aim was to have a more drivable small car which is still cheap, and also to cut the costs for the transmission.

The project remained in paper and also in few prototypes mostly. Reason? The vario-transmission car failed to achieve a good trade-off between the fuel efficiency and performance.

I read this in PMI.org and thought of sharing this interesting information.

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