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Alizeti launches e-bike conversion kit

Alizeti 300C

Canada’s Alizeti Kickstarts its easy-to-install e-bike conversion system As well as the growth of new fully-equipped e-bikes, many manufacturers are also targeting existing cyclists keen to make a quick jump into e-powered riding. Quebec-based Alizeti has now launched one solution that allows cyclists to repurpose existing bikes and convert them …

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Toyota develops new motor magnet using less neodymium

Neodymium magnets

Toyota aims to reduce the use of expensive and potentially unsustainable rare-earth materials in its motors, and finds success with a new neodymium magnet design It’s not just lithium supplies that are crucial to EV development. Rare-earth minerals like neodymium and dysprosium are required for motors and other key components, …

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Panasonic throws hat into the ePowertrain ring

Scalable ePowertrain platform at the CES 2018

Earlier this month, Panasonic unveiled its ‘ePowertrain’ concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Although primarily known as a battery supplier within the EV world, Panasonic appears to have bigger plans for its products and role within the industry. Plans for an ePowertrain and battery development were announced …

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Groupe PSA and Nidec form French joint venture

PSA Nidec

The PSA-Nidec partnership will design, develop, manufacture and sell a range of electric traction machines Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA have acknowledged the strategic importance of traction motors in the coming electrification age. The companies agreed mutual cooperation for developing competitive electric traction motor range for electrified vehicles (Mild-hybrid (MHEV), …

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