eCycle, a developer of brushless motors and generators, announced that it has re-engineered its series-hybrid motorcycle prototype in order to exploit the company’s latest motor advances.
Based on the CMG (Commutated Motor Generator) brushless motor/generator, the hybrid will offer the end user comparable performance at significantly lower voltage than previously possible. The company claims that the CMG is the only brushless motor that can handle 400 amps—translating into more power with fewer batteries and less mass.
The new platform pairs the CMG motor with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke gasoline engine to power the generator. Prototype testing will begin in fall 2005.
(A tip of the hat to Jack Rosebro!)