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Scooter CVT Transmission Working Principle 3D Animation


This video explains the working of a Gearless Scooter’s Transmission System with relevant animations.Gearless scooters have automatic transmission known as Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which enables it to automatically shift from low to high drive ratios using centrifugal systems.

source/image(PrtSc): TecknoMechanics

The most common type of CVT uses a V-belt which runs between two variable diameter pulleys.The pulleys consist of two cone-shaped halves which move together and apart.The V-belt runs between these two halves, so the effective diameter of the pulley is dependent on the distance between the two halves of the pulley.

The V-shaped cross section of the belt causes it to ride higher on one pulley and lower on the other, therefore the gear ratio is adjusted by moving the two sheaves of one pulley closer together and the two sheaves of the other pulley farther apart.


As the distance between the pulleys and the length of the belt does not change, both pulleys must be adjusted (one bigger, the other smaller) simultaneously in order to maintain the proper amount of tension on the belt./wikipedia