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2011-08-09 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc., developer and manufacturer of NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology, has introduced the first continuously variable shifting system offering the option for seamless automatic or manual shifting. The NuVinci Harmony intelligent drivetrain is an innovative and intuitive shifting system leveraging the unique benefits of the NuVinci N360(TM) to create a riding experience second to none....

2011-08-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc., (Fallbrook), developer and manufacturer of NuVinci® continuously variable planetary transmission technology, announced today the appointment of Al Kammerer to the newly created position of President. Kammerer, who will report to William G. Klehm, Chairman and CEO, is a seasoned automotive industry veteran who spent 34 years with Ford Motor Company before retiring in 2008 as Director of Product...

2011-07-25 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), developer and manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmissions that are designed to increase battery life and performance of electric vehicles, and well-known manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), Tomberlin Group (Tomberlin), along with TEAM Industries (TEAM), a leading designer and manufacturer of drivelines, announced today the acceleration of their joint development...

2011-04-25 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook) today announced that two former auto industry executives will join its previously announced Transportation Industry Advisory Board (TIAB). The two additional members are Neil Ressler, former Vice President for Research and Vehicle Technology and Chief Technology Officer for Ford Motor Company, and Rudolph A. Schlais Jr., Chairman of ASL Management Consulting Company (ASL) and former CEO of General Motors...

2011-04-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook) announced today that its NuVinci® DeltaSeries(TM) continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology provided a nearly 24 percent fuel savings for a Dynasys(TM) class 8 truck auxiliary power unit (APU) in recent independently performed computer simulations. Fallbrook is a company dedicated to improving the performance and flexibility of transmissions for engine and human-powered devices. The...

2011-03-23 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As diesel fuel continues to escalate (up nearly 30 percent from last year according to the Department of Energy), independent truck drivers are looking for ways to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. Hodyon, a Fallbrook Technologies company, today announced a new leasing program that can provide savings for independent truck drivers who install Hodyon Dynasys APU systems. An APU is a clean technology product that addresses anti-idling...

2011-03-14 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies (Fallbrook) and Ningbo Shentong Group (Shentong), a Tier 1 automotive supplier to the Chinese automotive industry, have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and market Fallbrook's NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmissions for electric-powered passenger cars and light trucks in China and abroad. The joint venture, named "Shentong Fallbrook CVT Company, Ltd.," will operate out of...


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