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Company Crowdfunds Hybrid Transmission Retrofit

Brian Hicks

Written By Brian Hicks

Posted March 14, 2014

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Hoping to take a recently-patented automotive transmission design to the next level, Ohio-based startup Avotronics has taken to the people and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

The “Aurtronic” Transmission redesigns traditional automatic and manual transmissions by eliminating multiple gears and clutches and replacing them with a single planetary gear. The company claims it can simultaneously improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and provide a more responsive driving experience.

Crowdfunders who participate in the $5,000 level will get a prototype transmission retrofitted into the car of their choice.

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