Drive Technology Holland develops innovative transmission without gears
The company Drive Technology Holland has developed a worldwide patented gearless drive system that can significantly improve the efficiency and performance of (electric) cars, vehicles, ships, windmills, bicycles, and machines.
Controlled Rotation System
Drive Technology Holland is located in the Eindhoven region. For more than ten years, the tech company has been continuously involved in the development of innovative drive technologies, moving away from the classic gearbox, and opting for innovative and variable belt drives. This reduces resistance, increases efficiency, and reduces the number of parts and raw materials required.
How does it work?
The drive works via a belt, and one varies the diameter of the pulleys. In this sense, the principle is very similar to a Variomatic (invented by another Dutchman, Hub van Doorne) which was used in DAF cars at the time, and in which the belt ran higher or lower in conical pulleys. In the new system, a toothed belt is used, and the diameter of the pulley can be made larger or smaller to achieve the ideal transmission by sliding the pallets where the belt runs over. Precisely because of the teeth in the belt, resistance and the corresponding losses are limited.
The tech company mainly sees applications in new and green technologies, such as windmills, electric cars, and even electric bicycles. The fact is that green technologies, such as wind turbines, still make use of classic (and maintenance-intensive) gearboxes for transmissions today.
Possible boost for EV technology
In the case of electric cars too, innovative transmissions could be the key to increase autonomy. At this point, the technological evolution of electric propulsion is at a standstill. Manufacturers are looking for extra mileage, mainly by adding extra battery capacity, which means additional weight.
This ensures that the cars gain in driving range, but measurements show that the EV 2.0 (launched today) often consumes more energy compared to the first electric cars that were introduced on the market almost ten years ago. Vehicles that have become heavier and less energy-efficient don’t merit a ‘green label’.