Visitors will have the opportunity to examine an example of the company’s innovative Adaptive Multi-Chem advanced electric vehicle (EV) battery pack, together with the Triumph Motorcycles all-electric TE-1 prototype demonstrator.
Combining power and energy in one advanced battery system, Adaptive Multi-Chem sets new standards for performance and efficiency. This has the advantage of being totally customisable for individual customer requirements.
Triumph’s first zero emissions prototype demonstrator motorcycle, the TE-1, will be on display. It features a battery pack that delivers a peak power of 130kW and continuous power of 90kW, with a capacity of 15kWh.
With the optimum balance of power and energy, TE-1’s battery gives the rider access to greater electric power for longer, regardless of battery charge, and matches exhilarating acceleration with exceptional range. The 360-volt system also enables a fast-charging time (up to 80 percent) of under 20 minutes.
WAE developed the technology to support the TE-1 prototype demonstrator, a unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Integral Powertrain Ltd and WMG at the University of Warwick. This was funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK.
WAE are also working with other motorcycle brands producing electric motorcycles including Ducati, Energica, Harley Davidson, Norton, to develop their batteries. Hopefully, this cutting-edge technology will filter down to all electric motorcycles and help speed up the transition to electric motorcycles.
This customer project demonstrates WAE’s sector-leading partnership with ItalDesign, which sees WAE provide a highly sophisticated composite electric vehicle platform and powertrain. ItalDesign contributed to the body design, safety systems and electric architecture.
The partnership provides a unique offering for established car companies and startups who want a luxury, high-performance electric vehicle. It also does away with companies having to spend many years, and billions of dollars, developing a proprietary electric vehicle skateboard and associated technology.
Dyrr Ardash, WAE Head of Strategic Partnerships, said: “The Battery Show Europe is an ideal event for WAE to showcase its high-performance battery and EV platform technology.
As the world electrifies, motorsport developments act as a springboard to bring world-class technical innovation for a decarbonised and sustainable future. WAE’s role in electric motorsport has significantly accelerated the development of the lightweight battery and e-powertrain technology we can offer our customers today.
“We continue to learn valuable lessons from our motorsport involvement that will deliver further transformative benefits to the users of EVs in terms of power, performance, efficiency, and sustainability.”