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Hi i was talking about my 2008 FEH with my dad and he was interested in how the electric motor is connected to the ICE. Is there a type of clutch that can disengage, or how is the resistance from the ICE overcome during electric only if the motors are always engaged?

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As i dig into this i am finding that there is a planetary gear "power split device" that allows the electric drive to work without resistance from the engine
 

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Hi i was talking about my 2008 FEH with my dad and he was interested in how the electric motor is connected to the ICE. Is there a type of clutch that can disengage, or how is the resistance from the ICE overcome during electric only if the motors are always engaged?

Thanks for entertaining our curiosity
From what I understand, it is all in the CVT. I was personally blown away that the car uses the transmission as the starter.
ford's hybrid Drive train is patented, so you should be able to look up the patent, but there is not a lot of information about how their combined system has both electric and gas motors constantly engaged.

I googled it a few years ago, there are some pretty good articles out there, but none of them really talk about the intricacies of the CVT.
 
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