This is a press release from Voltage Cycles and AllCell Technologies.
September 10, 2012 – Voltage Cycles of Grass Valley, CA and AllCell Technologies of Chicago, IL announced today that they have entered into a product development partnership agreement to advance development of electronic propulsion systems for electric bikes.
The goal of the partnership is to develop and advance propulsion systems based on the only electric bike battery with a thermal management system that can meet the demands of everyday use in the mainstream transportation market.
The combination of Voltage Cycles’ iconic design and AllCell’s compact, lightweight, and long-lasting lithium-ion batteries will allow the partners to produce a truly unique electric bike.
The battery is the heart of any electrical propulsion system, and based on the technically challenging in-frame battery placement, Voltage Cycles knew they needed to work with a battery technology leader to develop their new vehicle.
In particular, Voltage was looking for a partner with the knowledge and vision to help drive the industry forward with robust electrical drivetrain solutions designed for the personal e-mobility mass market.
Following a careful vendor review, Voltage selected AllCell as their battery and development partner based on AllCell’s unique thermal management technology and outstanding engineering team.
AllCell will have a Voltage Cycle on display at their booth at the upcoming Interbike show from September 19-21 in Las Vegas (booth 40062).
“Voltage Cycles envisions the electric bike being a mainstream solution for personal transportation on the new road ahead,” said Martin Schlesinger, President of Voltage Cycles.
“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.
Voltage needs innovative partners who will drive the industry toward standardized systems and components that can meet these demands. As an industry leader in battery technology, AllCell shares our vision and has the knowledge and expertise to help us continue to move the industry forward.”
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, dramatically improving the battery’s cycle life.
With in-frame batteries, environmental heat can be a real challenge 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 in the market without concerns about overheating.
“Voltage Cycles has developed one of the most exciting new designs we have seen lately,” added AllCell CEO Said Al-Hallaj. “We are thrilled to launch our collaboration with such an innovative and visionary partner. Their electric bikes will immediately benefit from the extended drive range and cycle life provided by our proprietary lithium-ion batteries.”
About Voltage Cycles
Voltage Cycles was founded by Marty Schlesinger in 2010 to build electric bikes that any rider would be proud to throw a leg over. Marty’s life-long love of bicycles began as a kid and includes times as a professional BMX rider, bike mechanic, biking film maker, and now the designer of Voltage Cycles.
His passion for riding is reflected in unique styling of all Voltage Cycles, and the ease of serviceability and support for independent bike dealers. Whether cruising the countryside or working the daily commute, Voltage Cycles do the distance in style. Enjoy the ride!
About AllCell Technologies
AllCell Technologies (www.allcelltech.com) designs and manufactures lithium-ion battery packs for transportation and renewable energy applications. The company’s patented thermal management technology allows production of compact, lightweight, and long-lasting batteries.
AllCell’s thermal management technology is based on the use of phase change materials (PCM) to surround each lithium-ion cell, absorbing and conducting heat away to dramatically extend the life of the cells and prevent fire or damage to the battery.
AllCell’s products avoid the need for expensive, complicated, and inefficient active thermal management systems, replacing pumps, motors, and hoses with an elegant passive system that requires no energy to operate and has no moving parts.
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