Silent chains for hybrid motors17 March 2017 | Automotive Manufacturing Solutions
BorgWarner says it has produces silent chains for Suzuki’s Solio hybrid vehicle. When driving under electric power, two chains transfer power from the electric motor to the transmission to propel the vehicle. During braking or deceleration, the chains transmit power back to the motor to recharge the battery.
The company says these chains have been designed for lighter weight, smaller space and lower cost than gear drives.