Remy has been awarded a three-year contract for electric motors by ALTe Powertrain Technologies. Under the agreement, Remy HVH 250 electric motors (earlier post) will act as an onboard generator to recharge batteries and deliver electric drivetrain traction power for ALTe’s hybrid vehicle powertrain conversions.
ALTe develops range-extended electric powertrains for the commercial, government and utility fleet industry, with a focus on light- to medium-sized delivery trucks, vans, and shuttle buses. The mass-produced and assembled electric propulsion systems can be installed in 14 hours and are projected to provide an initial 30 miles of all-electric driving, followed by an estimated 275 miles (443 km) in a charge-sustained mode, before needing to be recharged or refueled.
Fuel economy is projected to increase up to 200% with no loss in cargo capacity, increased torque, and comparable horsepower and towing capability when compared to a factory V8 engine.