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Read what others have been saying about Fallbrook and the NuVinci® technology.   Note: some articles may be in a language other than English.
Continental Announced a Revolutionary 48v eBike System at Eurobike 2017 -- Features an integrated motor and transmission with autoshifting incorporating Fallbrook’s NuVinci® Technology –

Continental issued a press release on August 29, 2017 at the major bicycle trade show, Eurobike 2017, announcing a “New 48V electric bike technology including a revolutionary new drive unit with both motor and stepless automatic gear system.”  Named the 48er Revolution, Continental described it as “the world’s first 48V-powered e-bike motor with a fully integrated stepless automatic transmission contained in an all-in-one drive unit.”   The successful integration of a motor and transmission stemmed from Continental’s agreements and work with Fallbrook.  The text of Continental’s press release is available here.

An article in Bike Europe on August 15, 2017 previewed the Conti product stating “the Revolution presents an all new riding experience thanks to the almost completely automatic ride as the mid-motor features an integrated stepless NuVinci transmission.”  The article goes on to describe the technical advantages of an integrated motor and transmission.

Transmission Technology International Describes Dana's VariGlide® Variator as a Breakthrough CVT

Transmission Technology International, an annual UK publication, contains an article in the September 2016 issue describing Dana's VariGlide® Planetary Variator as a breakthrough CVT (continuously variable transmission).  Dana Incorporated has a license from Fallbrook to engineer and produce transmission components and other advanced powertrain solutions with the NuVinci® CVP technology for passenger and certain off-highway vehicles in the end markets that Dana serves.  To read the full Transmission Technology International article, click here.

Transmission Technology International describes itself as "the world’s only publication dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of automotive transmission and drivetrain systems. Published annually and sent directly to over 12,000 key powertrain specifiers and decision makers throughout the global OE automotive industry, with additional distribution at many of the industry’s leading transmission-related events." 

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CV Magazine Names NuVinci® N360 Most Innovative CVT Product and Best Traction-Based CVT Company -- USA for 2016

Corporate Vision Magazine, a UK publication, makes annual Technology Innovator Awards in a variety of categories using a combination of votes gathered from its network of respected industry partners and its own in-house research, performed by a dedicated network of industry insiders and corporate specialists.  For 2016, Fallbrook Technologies won the following award:

Most Innovative CVT Product: NuVinci® N360 & Best Traction-Based CVT Company - USA


Riese & Müller Nevo NuVinci HS 2016 wins "overall score" award for "Speed" Pedelecs (45 km/h) from Dutch online eBike publication

The Dutch online eBike publication Elektrischefietsen awarded the Riese & Müller Nevo NuVinci HS 2016 the "overall score" award in its eBike tests of Speed Pedelecs (45 km/h).  The article about the Nevo NuVinci HS is in Dutch.  Click here to go to it. In addittion, E Bike Base, a German online overview of the eBike market, recently tweeted (@ebikebase) about the Dutch award with a link to an article in German.

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EPA Draft Technical Assessment Report cites potentially more efficient CVTs in 2020 using VariGlide® technology from Dana, a NuVinci® technology licensee

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a July 2016 Draft Technical Assessment Report identifying Dana Holding Corporation’s VariGlide® continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology as “having promise for increased CVT efficiency compared to current design belt or chain CVTs.” The EPA draft report also stated that Dana’s indicated that it is currently in development with an OEM with targeted production as early as 2020.  Dana licenses NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology from Fallbrook Technologies Inc. 

The EPA draft report is for a “Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2022-2025” and will now go through a review process including a 60-day public comment period.  Comments regarding Dana’s VariGlide® technology are on page 5-55.

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Dana Holding Corporation presents benefits of VariGlide® planetary transmission technology for beltless CVT transmissions at International CVT Conference titled “Set Screws for Efficiency”

Dana Holding Company (Dana) is continuing its active promotion of the benefits of its VariGlide® CVT technology for continuously variable transmissions.  At the International VDI Wissenforum Conference held June 21-22, 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Dana presented its VariGlide® Beltless Transmission Technology in keeping with the conference title  “CVT in automotive applications – Set screws for better efficiency.”

VDI Wissenforum GMBH is a business unit of the VDI Group formed over 50 years ago to provide training and education to engineers.  Annually, there are over 25,000 attendees at various VDI events.  VDI Wissenforum offfers several automotive-related conferences each year with approximately 1,300 attendees this year at the "CVT in automotive applications" conference.

Click here to read the Dana June 16, 2016 press release on their VDI Wissenforum Conference participation.

The title of Dana's VDI presentation was listed in the conference program as "CVT powerpath solutions using Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) for maximum fuel economy."

Dana has a license from Fallbrook Technologies Inc. to develop and commercialize transmission components and other advanced powertrain solutions for passenger car and certain off highway vehicles with Fallbrook’s NuVinci® Technology.  For more information on Dana's Variglide® technology, visit

At the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition, Dana Holding Corporation (Dana) published a technical paper entitled “Efficiency Analysis of Multi-Mode Passenger Car Transmission Concepts Featuring a VariGlide® CVT.”  The paper compared the overall transmission efficiency, under normal vehicle operating conditions, between a production multi-mode CVT and a prototype multi-mode VariGlide CVT.  The results show that the use of VariGlide continuously variable transmission technology can provide significant improvements in overall transmission and vehicle efficiency.

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Dana has a license from Fallbrook Technologies Inc. to engineer and produce transmission components and other advanced powertrain solutions with Fallbrook’s NuVinci® Technology.

FoldingBike365, a blog, posted a review of the Dahon Mu N360, which incorporates the Nfinity N360.  The review contains detailed information on the use of NuVinci® technology for bicycles including two videos.

Extensive NuVinci® Media Coverage

NuVinci Optimized 10-page review

The Dutch magazine E-Bike & Trekking has recently published a 10-page NuVinci Optimized bike review, which is featured on the cover page. 

The article includes various highly favorable comments and covers tests of seven NuVinci Optimized eBikes: Dutch ID Tour N360H, Flyer T8N, Gazelle Orange CX HM, Koga E-Nova NuVinci, Qwic P-MN360, Sparta MNb, Trek TM700+. There is also a comparison between NuVinci Cycling's technology and the automatic Shimano Steps Di2 system, which states that there is no alternative for cyclist, who wants a continuous variable system because the Shimano system does not shift under load and the shift feeling is less smooth/seamless than the NuVinci Optimized experience. The test coordinator of the article stated: "The real test winner is the automatic NuVinci Harmony. The ultimate option for every luxury e-bike."

Click here to read the article (PDF in Dutch).


eBike Portal Coverage in three languages

The NuVinci Optimized N380 together with Harmony and H|Sync have received some exensive coverage recently in an article available in  English, Italian and French, on an "eBikePortal."




The cover story of the September 2015 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine featuredFallbrook's Machining and Metrology capabilities.  Entitled "Planetary Prototypes, the article notes that  "Fallbrook Technologies’ shop continues to produce prototypes for licensees of the company’s continuously variable planetary technology while performing commercial jobs."