Exro Technologies Inc. (CVE:EXRO) (OTCQB:EXROF) has revealed it it is working with Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA) to develop enhanced commercial vehicles by integrating their traction motor systems with Exro's Coil Driver technology.
TSA is a leading manufacturer of electromechanical drives for rail and road vehicles. With over 60 years of experience and a broad product portfolio, they provide their customers with individual solutions of the highest quality. The group has reliable traction drives in operation in 55 countries on all continents of the world.
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Exro and TSA will collaborate on a technology update for heavy-duty electric vehicles and traction motors and drives, such as delivery vans, buses, and trucks. This will deliver a full powertrain system and enable a broad product range with increased performance in the growing commercial electric vehicle markets.
The global traction inverter market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.57% from US$2.5 billion in 2018 to reach US$7.7 billion by 2025.1
"We are looking forward to unlock the potential of increased performance and efficiency the Exro Coil Drive can bring to our electric motors", Florian Demmelmayr, Head of Road at TSA commented in a statement. "Since 2004, we have built more than 2,500 motors for electric buses".
"Although this is not a commercial partnership, this is an important integration of TSA's long-standing traction systems with our Coil Driver. It will help us to open up bigger markets and accelerate our impact in making commercial electric vehicles faster, smarter, and more powerful," added Josh Sobil, Chief Commercial Officer of Exro. "We are very excited to be working with a global leader like TSA and developing new technology together."
Exro has developed a new class of control technology for electric powertrains. It's advanced motor control technology, "Coil Driver", expands the capabilities of electric motors and powertrains.
The Coil Driver enables two separate torque profiles within a given motor. The first is calibrated for low speed and high torque, while the second provides expanded operation at high speed. The ability to change configuration allows efficiency optimization for each operating mode, resulting in overall reductions in energy consumption. The controller automatically and seamlessly selects the appropriate configuration in real-time so that torque demand and efficiency are optimized.
Exro's technology can yield increased drive cycle efficiency, reduced system volume, reduced weight, expanded torque and speed capabilities. It also allows the application to achieve more with less energy consumed.
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