Texas-based KLD Energy Technologies Inc., a developer of advanced electric propulsion and generation systems (earlier post), announced that Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Qianjiang) will serve as a contract manufacturer for the company and intends to leverage KLD Energy Technologies’ electric motor systems.
With an advanced electric vehicle division, Qianjiang is one of the largest two-wheeled vehicle manufacturers in China, with annual output of more than one million units. As part of its continuing development of core electric vehicle technologies, Qianjiang also recently announced that it plans to jointly develop lithium-ion phosphate batteries with Henderson, Nevada-based K2 Energy Solutions, a manufacturer and seller of rechargeable battery systems.
Qianjiang produces and markets motorcycles, e-bikes and scooters, as well as a range of other vehicles and equipment. Owner of the Italian motorcycle company Benelli, Qianjiang exports products throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
KLD says that its motor system uses a nano-crystalline composite material to conduct energy more efficiently than traditional, iron-core motors. The high-frequency to low RPM ratio eliminates the need for a transmission, according to the company.
KLD Energy Technologies’ initial application of its technology is in the two-wheel electric vehicle market. The company is also working in diversified industrial channel markets that can benefit from efficient, high-torque motors, including wind energy generation equipment, forklifts, elevators, escalators, air conditioners, pumps, and three- and four-wheel electric vehicles.