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Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies enter product development agreement for electric bikes
10 September 2012
Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies entered into a product development partnership agreement to advance development of electronic propulsion systems for electric bikes.
Voltage Cycles envisions the electric bike being a mainstream solution for personal transportation on the new road ahead. To meet the demands of everyday use, Voltage Cycles needs a battery based propulsion system that is highly reliable across a wide range of environments, and that can provide thousands of cycles of charging and discharging.—Martin Schlesinger, President of Voltage Cycles
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.
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