KLD Energy Technologies hopes that their efforts through their new electric motor can be the eco-savior of the two wheeled concept bikes. They are teaming up with the Vietnamese motorbike manufacturer Sufat to produce an affordable electric-powered scooter that has a performance just as good as a normal petrol powered bike.
Rather than looking at making batteries more efficient, KLD have improved the performance of the engine itself. They are building an engine using nano-crystalline composite materials, which the company believes makes it ten times more efficient than traditional iron core motors. This also gives it an output of 2500 hertz.
Together with a computerized motor control, the KLD engine is compatible with any type of battery. Top speed of the KLD scooter is about 55 mph, which is almost double that of many electric scooters and delivers twice as much torque, accelerating from 0 to 50 mph in ten seconds. The engine also doesn’t require a transmission.
By the end of the year KLD are aiming for 2,000 scooters a month to be produced by Sufat with their electric engine. The projected retail price is around $1500, only slightly more than Sufat’s existing bikes that sell in Vietnam for between $800 and $1250.
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