There is a unique gap in the automotive market for the ROTORcvt especially in smaller 2, 3 and 4-cylinder engine vehicles like the, Chery QQ3 and Chevrolet Spark. This industry is fast growing and projected demand is set to increase of between 49% to 58% by 2019.
Presently, no CVT’s exist in this market due to the high unit costs associated with existing commercial friction drive CVT technology. The low mechanical efficiency of low cost rubber belt technology is also not suitable for this market.
When compared with current commercial CVT’s, the Varibox ROTORcvt enjoys certain advantages that further differentiate the technology from any other transmissions in the small vehicle market segment.
The table below shows the competitive edge ROTORcvt has against other transmission designs in the small vehicle segment.