Toyota Prius III, the dismissed chain

Prius
The main difference between the second generation Prius and the present one (third generation), is shown in the picture above. Toyota managed to eliminate the chain that led motion from planetary gear, positioned between the two electric motors, to the differential one. Japanese engineers have adopted a single pair of helical gears, considerably reducing transmission losses. The results of these changes...

Alfa’s development looking at economies of scale and products

I recently explained in this article  how Alfa should focus on a “compact D” segment car to acquire former customers of 156 model. I even reiterated the necessity of Alfa of fitting rear-wheel drive for those clients who want something more. Furthermore, the inability to satisfy both European and American market, is increasing the time to market, with redefinition of style and design solutions...

Fiat Chrysler, an expected marriage!

marriage
Everybody is talking about Fiat and Chrysler agreement but none guessed that despite of evident Fiat needs to acquaintain with a partner. In terms of facts the Brazilian Operations were positive whilst European car productions were extremely negative because of volumes being not large enough especially across the medium-size vehicles. However Chrysler needed exactly the opposite way due to the lack...