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Exro and LAND update Coil Driver voltage for the lightweight electric mobility market

The continued development will have both teams working towards the new 72V drive and are targeting completion by end of Q3 2022. 

December 2, 2021  by CM Staff

CALGARY— Exro Technologies Inc., a clean technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries, has updated the Coil Driver’s voltage for its partnership with LAND Electric Motorcycles.

According to a company statement, LAND selected a higher voltage Coil Driver system for its new District motorcycle design to create a more powerful powertrain for the lightweight electric motorcycles market.

Exro and LAND have agreed to optimize the powertrain for the LAND District motorcycle with Exro’s 48 V Coil Driver. During the validation process LAND advanced the design to accommodate a higher voltage system, which would enable battery swapping for an optimized motorcycle, which in turn, requires a higher voltage Coil Driver. The company has stated that the new Coil Driver adds versatility to Exro’s low voltage product offering and enables stronger support for the light electric mobility market.

Exro and LAND are now moving forward with a 72 V Coil Driver, which requires extending the timelines. The continued development will have both teams working towards the new 72V drive and are targeting completion by end of Q3 2022.  The teams are currently determining the best motor and drive combination for this size application to create an optimized powertrain.

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“Our long-term partnership with Exro has evolved into a larger goal” said Scott Colosimo, Chief Executive Officer of LAND in a statement.

“LAND will stay focused on the successful commercialization of the District motorcycle with Exro technology inside our next generation release.”

Sue Ozdemir, Chief Executive Officer of Exro stated that Exro’s partnership with LAND continues to present an exciting opportunity for the commercialization of their Coil Driver technology.

“Although changing to a higher voltage system has required deadline extensions, the opportunity for us to move forward with a 72 V Coil Drive System means that we can deliver an even more robust powertrain system solution to the lightweight electric motorcycles market together. I am proud of the extra efforts made by the Exro engineering team to adapt mid-project to meet our partner’s needs,” said Ozdemir.