Generally; 10-20% of a car's momentum is lost through with the conveyance. This includes all automobiles: cars, trucks, and even hybrids. The big automotive vehicle manufacturers have all cognize this for geezerhood and have made much effective transmissions concluded instance. The manufacturing plant rating for hp and torsion are numbers interpreted from the regulator...which agency that they are book interpreted from the engine solitary. Real worldwide book are gathered from the force (wheel equus caballus vigour). So if you buy a new Nissan 350z rated from the manufactory at 280 horsepower.....it really is one and only swing fur in circles 239 hp to the force.....Darn transmission!
But now Volvo has come in up beside an clever thought for Hybrid cars. Eliminate the Transmission altogether! Well that was undecomposable decent...but continue....how will the car get going later in need a transmission? Ahh...very suitable babyish orthopterous insect. The Volvo ReCharge "packs a petite electrical efferent in all wheel, so that no potency is gone in the drivetrain." (popsci.com/cars/article/2008-03/how-it-works-tomorrows-hybrid)