Cross-Drive is an answer to this question.
What is it ? A freshly released patent by FAAR Industry that offers the improved efficiency and driving range for electric vehicles at low speeds.
The concept by FAAR Industry is based on two small electric motors connected by a planetary gearset to run each motor individually at optimized RPM at both low-speed and high vehicle speeds. Control strategies of the RPM-Torque field allow staying longer in the optimum efficiency range.
Our solution is particularly suitable for urban vehicles with frequent stop-and-go driving at low speeds (buses, refuse trucks, delivery vans, postal services).
Advantages of the innovation Cross-Drive:
- significant increase of driving range for the same battery capacity,
- strong impact on the need for cooling,
- immediate ROI vs. a larger battery for the same driving range,
- compact, easy to package, using components from automotive industry.
Next step: we are looking for industrial partners for on-vehicle prototyping and to apply the concept on a fleet of urban delivery trucks (mail, garbage collection, delivery etc.).
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a demonstration.
You can also read about Cross Drive in RAVI newsletter here.
And stay tuned, we are preparing a video to better explain the concept.
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