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Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies enter product development agreement for electric bikes

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.

Comments

kelly

Have any ebike owners noticed the overheating problem AllCell saved us from?

Henry Gibson

Use ZEBRA battery cells in vacuum insulated Dewar Flasks to keep them hot. Plug them in so they will charge and stay hot enough to operate when not in use. They will last for 20 years and not catch fire ever. ..HG..

HarveyD

Kelly.....improved temperature control extends batteries useful life.

HG...too good to be done...people like to change their batteries (and many other things) every 2 or 4 years?

Larzen

Research does nothing unless it tells you how to make a bicycle, electric or not, more affordable. With the price of ebikes through the roof, they'll be a niche product bought only by enthusiasts.

E-Biker

I don't think $1000 or less is a through the roof price for a well-designed e-bike that may last for years and truly cannot be beaten for economy of operation. The main problem with "market acceptance" seems to be political, at least in New York.

http://www.animalnewyork.com/2012/new-york-city-accelerates-its-short-sighted-campaign-against-electric-bicycles/

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