Published on September 20th, 2012 | by James Ayre1
Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies Teaming Up to Create New Electric Bikes
The companies Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies are entering into a product development partnership in order to advance the development of electronic propulsion systems for electric bikes.
They are envisioning the electric bike as a mainstream solution to personal transportation in the 21st century. To accomplish this, they need a battery-based propulsion system that is extremely reliable throughout a wide range of environments, and is durable enough that it can live through thousands of cycles of charging and discharging.
“The partners say that AllCell’s patented phase change material (PCM) technology is an ideal fit for the new Voltage e-bike. By rapidly absorbing and distributing heat away from the lithium-ion cells in the battery, AllCell’s PCM protects the cells from heat generated during battery discharge as well as from external heat sources, improving the battery’s cycle life. With in-frame batteries, environmental heat can be challenging on a sunny summer day. As lithium-ion cell manufacturers produce increasingly energy-dense cells, the need for thermal management will only increase. AllCell’s battery technology allows Voltage to use the highest energy density cells without concerns about overheating.”
Whether electric or not, bikes are probably the greenest transportation option in the world. They’re more efficient than walking, driving, taking the bus, and seemingly everything else. They’re also good for your health and fun!
Source: Green Car Congress