To me, it seems to indicate that this hybrid configuration doesn't behave like a CVT transmission, but more like a small moped. In other words, it seems that the engine won't stick to a fixed RPM but will increase the RPM as it accelerates.What does this mean to a layman?
Good post, but there's always a catch.Dyno testing is carried out by applying full throttle at just above idle and holding there until maximum safe RPM is reached in order to measure maximum torque through entire engine speed range. This is not a good indication of how a hybrid operates. During normal operation Hybrid drive trains utilize a combination of ECVT, gas engine, motor generator, traction motor and battery to maintain gas engine at optimum operating RPM (usually around 2-2.5 thousand RPM) for maximum efficiency. During periods of high demand such as hard acceleration or ascending a steep hill, engine RPM will increase to supply extra power but will return to normal as load decreases.
Not the same equipment or programming, but in many instances the operation is very similar.Does a plug in hybrid have the same equipment and programming? This may not be a great comparison.