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Introducing the world's first commercially viable diesel-electric powertrain developed for a small family car

As an example of how motorsport can help manufacturers build more environmentally friendly road cars, Xtrac, a specialist transmission technology company, is showcasing in the UK what it says is the world's first commercially viable diesel-electric powertrain developed for a small family car.
Xtrac’s experience in high performance motorsport transmissions has resulted in the compact, mechanically efficient, fully integrated gearbox for the Zytec show car designed to meet the requirements of the Ultra Low Carbon Car Challenge. Picture shows a Zytec DBA4 race car.

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