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Small EV - A Practical Path to EV Adoption
Mon Dec 11 2023

Small EV - A Practical Path to EV Adoption

By Marketing Genie

Types of Small Electric Vehicles include:

- Electric Two-Wheelers like electric motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds.

- Electric Bicycles (E-bikes) which are traditional bikes with a battery and motor.

- Electric Three-Wheelers used for transporting goods and passengers.

- Electric Boat Outboards for small crafts or trolling motors in larger vessels.

Battery Aspects to consider are:

- Battery Swapping which allows quick exchange of batteries.

- Battery Safety concerns with lithium-ion batteries related to overheating and fire risks.

- Cycle Life which is the number of charge and discharge cycles before battery degradation.

Practical Adoption trends show:

- Urban Mobility preferences leaning towards electric scooters and e-bikes for short commutes.

- A rise in Electric scooter-sharing platforms in cities globally.

- Cost Savings from fewer maintenance requirements and lower energy costs.

- The Environmental Impact from reduced emissions leading to cleaner air.

- Governmental Regulations and Incentives promoting electric vehicle adoption.

Challenges faced include:

- Developing Infrastructure for battery swapping.

- Varied Public Perception about electric vehicle longevity, safety, and efficiency.

- The initial higher Battery Costs primarily due to the battery.

In summary, small electric vehicles are becoming more popular due to their environmental and economic benefits, with the potential to reshape urban transportation.

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Electric Drive Train - Heart and Soul of e-Mobility
Mon Dec 11 2023

Electric Drive Train - Heart and Soul of e-Mobility

By Tech Guru

The Integrated Drive Train: Reshaping the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

Amidst the rumblings of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the integrated drive train stands out, not just as a technological marvel but as a game-changer for vehicle service, mass adoption, and overall user experience. Here's a deeper dive into the ramifications of this integration:

1. Ushering in the Age of Intelligent Service

With an integrated drive train, gone are the days when mechanics fumbled with disconnected systems. As these components communicate seamlessly, diagnostic times plummet. Big data and AI, now tools synonymous with sophisticated systems in tech-savvy metropolises, can redefine service standards even in remote areas. Information becomes the pivot, ensuring mechanics need less traditional "trial and error" skills and more adeptness at interpreting data.

2. Leveling the Playing Field for Retrofitting

Retrofitting has its challenges, more so in the world of EVs. An integrated drive train, with its factory-tuned characteristics, ensures consistency and reliability. For those in the entrepreneurial hinterlands of developing nations, it means the complex technology of the West is not just accessible but usable without a steep learning curve.

3. Ousting the "Cowboys"

Integration could well be the nemesis of those who thrive on information asymmetry. As systems become transparent and self-diagnostic, the space for those who exploit gaps in understanding shrinks. With integrated drive trains, quality assurance isn't just a promise; it's a deliverable.

4. Simplifying End-of-Life Handling

The amalgamation of electronics, mechanics, and chemistry within the integrated drive train could revolutionize the recycling and disposal process. Instead of grappling with disparate parts, the end-of-life handling becomes a more streamlined affair, addressing crucial environmental concerns.

5. Making Tech 'Cool' Again

Forget the staid dashboards of old. Imagine a world where your EV communicates with you, providing real-time updates, performance metrics, and even predictive data. This isn't just functional; it's downright cool. Your vehicle isn't just a mode of transport; it becomes an interactive experience.

Balancing Acts: Costs and Privacy

All these advantages, of course, come with their own set of challenges. Integration means sophisticated manufacturing processes, which could inflate costs. Then there's the omnipresent concern about data privacy. With vehicles generating a plethora of data, ensuring it doesn't end up in the wrong hands or isn't misused becomes paramount.

In the end, as the world inches closer to an electric future, the integrated drive train isn't just a component; it's a philosophy. It speaks of seamless experiences, democratized access, and a commitment to sustainability. However, as with all advancements, it demands responsible usage, balancing the scales of innovation with those of cost and privacy. The road ahead is electric, integrated, and full of possibilities.

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Omnivoltaic eBoat™ Pack
Mon Dec 11 2023

Omnivoltaic eBoat™ Pack

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This package is designed to achieve multiple goals of productivity enhancement, overall user experience and environmentally sustainable practices. We believe er have made considerable progress in meeting these goals, by a solution package that deliver these key attributes

The mechanical and electric components of the package are both designed for durability, to deliver maximum life-cycle value. On the drive design, we collect and analyze quality-related historical and real-time data of our products and machinery in our manufacturing plant. We then utilize that data to build quality profiles and models. We have also built a QA laboratory which has 25 different testing capabilities that can simulate all extreme working and transportation conditions. One battery power package, we select to use grade-A battery cells and well-established BMS protection strategies, resulting a pack that can endure daily use in tough environment over 2000+ cycles (*). Our purposely built chargers not only ensure fast and safe charging, but also well-adapted to solar of grid power sources.

Omnivoltaic eBoat Pack aims to rapidly accelerate the transition to electric propulsion systems in boating and sailing communities. To help this transition, we supply products at competitive prices to help customers make the switch from combustion engines. Combined with solar charging, life-cycle cost ownership of a Omnivoltaic eBoat Pack is far below a comparable ICE equivalent. Our pricing strategy is also based on benchmarking models used in advanced economies, by product re-design that delivers the same performance but as much lower costs.

Omnivoltaic brings to market these products through our network of distributors and value-added-resellers, to ensure fast and responsive services and training support. By leveraging operational software and remote diagnostics service, operator or business owner can monitor product operating status in real-time. Pays-as-you-go options offers real opportunity to make these products accessible to the fishing community, while providing asset tracking to the equipment operators or lenders.

Each location and business operation has a unique set of challenges and requirements, as well as opportunities to add value to the end-user community. We constantly listen and talk to our distributors, to fully understand their needs and to use their knowledge and feedback to help drive the continual innovation of our products.

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Omnivoltaic eMobility Solutions
Mon Dec 11 2023

Omnivoltaic eMobility Solutions

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Electric motorcycles and scooters are electric vehicles with two or three wheels. The electricity is stored on board in a rechargeable battery, which drives one or more electric motors. Electric Motorbike have gained popularity in the last decade, and the industry has matured and consolidated in supply-chain and key components manufacturing. However, the basic use case is for urban dwellers where electricity is readily available to charge the batteries relatively frequently. A typical capacity of a e- Motorbike battery pack is 1-2 kWh, delivering a typical top speed of 60 km/h and range of 60 km.

Electric Motorcycle framework and traction designed are similar to traditional ICE Motorcycles in functionality and appearance. Instead of an ICE engine and transmission drive chain, modern e-Motorcycle use lithium-ion battery packs for power, and electric motors for torque. Increasing brushless DC motors are used and mounted directly into rear wheel hub (direct drive as opposed to chain drive). The Electric Motor Electric motorcycle has come a long way due to advancement in battery and modern brushless DC motor technology. BLDC motors offers compact size, high torque, and high efficiency. Industrial scale of production also reduces the overall cost and durability. Modern power electronics provide precise, efficient, and safe operation of motors.

Battery pack need to match the required power profile the vehicle. Urban moped running at 40-50 km/h typically operate at 48V, while larger lang-range motorbikes designed to run >80km/h will require voltage at 72V. Omnivoltaic focuses on motorbikes with typical specifications of the battery

Battery needs to be charged at homes or at charging station.

Home use charger is generally limited in power hence charging speed, intended for over-night charging from standard home single phase A/C outlets. For safety and economy, typical rating will be 10 A.

Central charging stations can offer power outlets, or battery swapping, both are considerably faster. Motorbikes are well-suited to battery swapping because the battery can be easily removed from the Motorcycle battery compartment and replaced with a freshly charged one. In electricity constrained locations, solar charging is a key enabler to the availability of charging services.

Barrier due to cost of access can be greatly reduced through various business models such as Battery Swapping, Rent-to-Own and Pay-As-You-Go. To facilitate these business models, robust asset tracking technology through IoT, GPS and device identification technology are necessary. Omnivoltaic e-Mobility Omnivoltaic is launching a suite of e-mobility related technologies

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