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Published on September 20th, 2012 | by James Ayre


Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies Teaming Up to Create New Electric Bikes

September 20th, 2012 by  


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

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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