SAN DIEGO, CA – Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of transmissions designed to increase battery life and performance of electric vehicles, said it is accelerating joint development efforts with two other companies: EV maker Tomberlin Group and driveline maker TEAM Industries.
Fallbrook developed NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmissions for EVs. In January, the company announced a partnership with TEAM Industries to develop electric vehicle transmission prototypes. The first initiative under that joint effort was with Tomberlin, maker of the new Anvil neighborhood electric vehicle.
Subsequently, Fallbrook, TEAM and Tomberlin have expanded the focus of their cooperative efforts. They plan to explore the application of Fallbrook's NuVinci technology to additional Tomberlin product lines.
“The demand for electric vehicles with improved range and capabilities is growing very rapidly, compelling us to speed up our development timeline to meet the rise in projected interest,” said William G. Klehm III, chairman and CEO of Fallbrook Technologies. “We’ve engaged in additional strategic discussions with our valued partners, Tomberlin and TEAM, to make this a reality in the near term.”