CURRENTLY, MOST ELECTRIC VEHICLES DO NOT HAVE TRANSMISSIONS. AS THE MARKET MATURES CONSUMERS ARE DEMANDING IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND LOWER COST
The inGear is an automatic transmission for electric motors. With its patented morphing sprocket technology the inGear changes speed ratios quickly and efficiently. It has been designed for long-term durability using low cost materials and components.
The inGear and Electric Vehicles
Electric Motors are inefficient at the extremes of their speed range and – contrary to popular belief – have poor torque and reduced power at high speeds. Because no other transmission meets the torque and efficiency requirements of EVs, single-speed gearboxes are commonly used. Motors, inverters and batteries are pushed to the limits of speed, power and efficiency which increases vehicle cost. A multi-speed transmission such as the inGear, however, allows any motor to be operated in its ideal speed range most of the time.
Our unique transmission combines commercially available belts with our unique toothed sprockets that automatically change diameter while transmitting full torque. The inGear has the lowest friction losses of any automatic transmission and transmits torque without consuming vehicle power. The morphing sprocket of an inGear transmission is unlike any other technology the world has seen.
The inGear concept is also suitable for other types of motors, including internal combustion engines.
inMotive has been granted patents for the inGear by China, the E.U., Canada, Mexico, Japan and the U.S. Several inGear patents are pending – inMotive has robust IP protection as the patent category is “wide open”.
inGear vs Other Transmissions
The inGear is the least expensive of all the automatic transmissions available. It requires the least number of components and can be produced with less expensive materials and methods compared to other automatic transmissions.