Powertrain definition

Powertrain means the total combination in a vehicle of propulsion energy storage system(s), propulsion energy converter(s) and the drivetrain(s) providing the mechanical energy at the wheels for the purpose of vehicle propulsion, plus peripheral devices.
Powertrain means the components and systems of a vehicle that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, including the engine(s), the engine management systems or any other control module, the pollution environmental protection control devices including pollutant emissions and noise abatement systems, the transmission and its control, either a drive shaft or belt drive or chain drive, the differentials, the final drive, and the driven wheel tyre (radius);
Powertrain means the combination of energy storage system(s), energy converter(s) and drivetrain(s) (for the purpose of vehicle propulsion), and the communication interface (hardware and messages) among the powertrain or vehicle control units.

Examples of Powertrain in a sentence

  • Little and DRI-WEFA, Future Powertrain Technologies—The Next Generation (September 2001).

  • EEO, along with the Group Powertrain Development Legislation/Emissions Consumption (K-GEAG) and Technical Conformity departments in Germany, share responsibility for interpreting applicable U.S. legal requirements.

  • For example, many business units have provided online, web-based training offering a general overview of the Golden Rules, and several (such as Powertrain Development (EA) and Whole Vehicle Development (EG)) have conducted training courses in a classroom setting, covering specific processes of several Golden Rules.

  • VW Passenger Cars, however, maintained an organizational structure in which the emissions laboratories, while functioning as independent testing entities, remain under the organizational framework of Powertrain Development (EA).

  • In the past, the Powertrain Development (EA) departments were given the authority to both develop the vehicle’s powertrain and validate its emissions compliance.


More Definitions of Powertrain

Powertrain means the total combination in a vehicle, of propulsion energy storage system(s), propulsion energy converter(s), the drivetrain(s), providing the mechanical energy at the wheels for the purpose of vehicle propulsion, plus peripheral devices.1.1. "Propulsion energy storage system" means an energy storage system of the powertrain, whose output energy is used directly or indirectly for the purpose of vehicle propulsion.1.1.1. "Fuel storage system" means a propulsion energy storage system that stores chemical energy as liquid or gaseous fuel.1.1.2. "Rechargeable energy storage system" means a propulsion energy storage system that stores electrical or mechanical energy and which may be re- energised.1.1.2.1. "Rechargeable electrical energy storage system" means a propulsion energy storage system that stores electrical energy and which is rechargeable.1.1.2.2. "Rechargeable mechanical energy storage system" means a propulsion energy storage system that stores mechanical energy and which is rechargeable.1.1.3. "Category of propulsion energy storage system" means (i) a fuel storage system, or (ii) a rechargeable electric energy storage system, or (iii) a rechargeable mechanical energy storage system.1.2. "Propulsion energy converter" means an energy converter of the powertrain, whose output energy is used directly or indirectly for the purpose of vehicle propulsion.1.2.1. "Internal combustion engine" means a propulsion energy converter designed to transform chemical energy (input) into mechanical energy (output) with an internal combustion process;1.2.2. "Electric machine" means a propulsion energy converter transforming between electrical and mechanical energy.1.2.2.1. "Electric motor" means an electric machine transforming electrical energy (input) into mechanical energy (output).1.2.2.2. "Electric generator" means an electric machine transforming mechanical energy (input) into electrical energy (output).1.2.2.3. "Electric motor-generator" means an electric machine transforming electric energy into mechanical energy and vice versa.1.2.3. "Fuel cell" means a propulsion energy converter transforming chemical energy (input) into electrical energy (output) or vice versa.
Powertrain means a group of components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, including the engine, transmission, drive shafts, differentials and drive wheels or tracks.
Powertrain means the combination of energy storage system(s), energy delivery system(s), energy converter(s) and drivetrain(s)[transmission], on board of the vehicle for the purpose of vehicle propulsion. Auxiliary devices (e.g. auxiliary battery, starter motor, actuator) are not considered as devices for the purpose of vehicle propulsion.
Powertrain means the group of components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air. This includes the cylinder head, engine block, transmission and other components;
Powertrain means the group of components used to transmit engine power to the wheels. The powertrain includes the engine, clutch, transmission, universal joints, drive shaft, and rear-axle gears.
Powertrain means LiveWire EV propulsion unit and related control and management systems.
Powertrain means the total combination in a vehicle, of propulsion energy