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The LEVA-EU member, who produces battery packs for use in LEV projects, has moved into a new state-of-the-art headquarters.
The new property, based in Taizhou, China, has a footprint of 23,000 square meters, with a total construction area of 100,000 square meters and a workshop area of approximately 64,000 square meters. Alongside existing key staff, the HQ will contain Greenways’ new R&D and Innovation centre, ensuring the company’s lithium-ion battery products are of the highest quality.
Comments Off on New mobility EU pilot project starts with SWOBBEE & URBAN DRIVESTYLE in Berlin
The e-bike manufacturer URBAN DRIVESTYLE and the Berlin GreenTech startup, LEVA-EU member SWOBBEE, announce a partnership and launch an innovative exchangeable battery subscription model for the utility e-bikes from URBAN DRIVESTYLE in Berlin.
The exclusive fat e-bikes in a casual signature look from the Berlin manufacturer URBAN DRIVESTYLE are ideal companions for long journeys in the urban environment – the perfect vehicle for fun, family, friends & work goes every mile. Both the UNI MK CLASSIC and the UNI SWING are developed and handcrafted in Berlin, Niederschöneweide, and are, therefore ‘Made in Germany’. With one charge, both e-bike models cover distances of up to 80 kilometers at a top speed of 25 km/h.
The extensive range of stations offered by the exchangeable battery network provider SWOBBEE is now expanding the UD Bike Community’s radius of use. The utility e-bikes UNI MK CLASSIC and UNI SWING from URBAN DRIVESTYLE are now being delivered with SWOBBEE-compatible AES batteries. If necessary, the battery can be exchanged for a full one at the SWOBBEE changing stations in just a few seconds – the range and operating times are therefore almost unlimited, a great plus in terms of flexibility for commercial customers. The new interchangeable app for iOS and Android and the operator dashboard offer easy access: Drive straight to the station, log in with the app, swap the battery and continue driving. Simple, convenient, and fast. The SWOBBEE station network will be rolled out in all major German cities by 2024.
The SWOBBEE test subscription in combination with the UD e-bikes was presented for the first time at the VELOBerlin – with test rides of over 1000km on the two days of the fair it was a complete success.
“The puristic fat e-bikes from URBAN DRIVESTYLE show that the turnaround in mobility can be really stylish. We are very happy to work together to make the URBAN DRIVESTYLE e-bikes even more attractive as a sustainable, city-friendly mobility alternative through innovative battery-as-a-service offers,” explains Tobias Breyer, Head of Marketing & Co-Founder, SWOBBEE.
“What connects us with SWOBBEE is above all the claim to promote the traffic turnaround through innovative concepts. The flexibility provided by the SWOBBEE exchangeable battery stations is a perfect benefit for our customers. The partnership is therefore an ideal, logical next step for us and we look forward to further cooperation,” says Tilmann Eberhard, URBAN DRIVESTYLE.
Together, the two partners are also implementing a pioneering pilot project that offers a glimpse of the future of urban mobility. The starting signal for the “Berlin Bike Booster” campaign will be given shortly, as part of which the SWOBBEE Sharing Points will be opened for b2c applications for the first time.
A new strategic investor has joined Swobbee – EIT InnoEnergy SE. EIT will provide €3,000,000 of growth capital, a figure that is being matched by Swobbees’s existing investor.
LEVA-EU member Swobbee is a start-up providing multi-vendor, multi-modal battery swapping stations for all types of small electric vehicles. The €6,000,000 injection will allow the German service to further develop and expand across neighboring Europe.
Swobbee co-founder and CEO Thomas Duscha shares, “With EIT InnoEnergy we are very pleased to have such a renowned, globally active partner on our side. This is not only a confirmation of being on the right track, but for us, it is also the starting point to be able to take further investors on board as we now start scaling.”
This new relationship goes beyond simple financial assistance; EIT InnoEnergy is well versed in the establishment and scaling of young tech innovation companies. With its large international network, Swobbee has gained some serious traction alongside its new investor.
“Micromobility plays a decisive role for the transport turnaround in urban areas. This makes it all-important to establish a comprehensive network of high-performance charging and exchange stations for all the different types of vehicles,” says EIT InnoEnergy Transport and Mobility Head, “With its open-manufacturer technology platform, Swobbee has what it takes to take a prominent position in the market.”
Comments Off on Greenway to showcase e-bike batteries at Taipei Cycle 2022
LEVA-EU member Greenway, a leading Chinese e-bike battery supplier, will be attending the Taipei Cycle exhibition 2022. Between 9-12 march, find the Greenway Exhibitor booth in Hall 1 – L0132. Learn more about the event in full here.
Establishing in 2010, Greenway is committed to producing high-performance and eco-friendly batteries. With extensive experience in every aspect of battery production, including design and manufacturing, Greenway has quickly risen to the forefront of the battery market and will be showcasing this excellence at Taipei Cycle 2022.
For 2022, Taipei Cycle will function as a hybrid show – alongside the in-person event, a virtual show will run to the end of March. This structure aims to allow all those restricted by travel logistics to fully experience the event, furthering development and conversation within the cycling industry despite ongoing global challenges.
Comments Off on Provomec upgrades battery assembly, e-bike display and controls
Updates from LEVA-EU member, Promovec:
New Battery Line
Provomec has a new production line enabling the brand to produce battery packs with larger cell format (21700), offering more charge cycles and more energy per volume. This is expected to begin running in October 2021. View the photos on LinkedIn here.
Minimalistic e-bike display and controls
Provomec’s new Smart Grip has integrated display and controls, significantly increasing safety whilst cycling, receiving a Eurobike award for its patented design.
“It is an advanced grip with buttons and a display integrated into the left handle,” explains Promovec spokeswomen Monika Figen at Eurobike. “The grip shows user interactions in the display and has haptic feedback when pressing the buttons.”
After developing LEV battery packs for 2 years, LEVA-EU member VESTEL Electronics is now ready to start mass production.
The IONIA battery solution is equipped with smart BMS board, designed by VESTEL engineers. It is compatible with most of the popular e-bike systems. The team used engineering methods, FMEA and simulation tools to ensure design quality.
VESTEL Electronics have fully automated module production with laser welding equipment, testing facility for the cells and modules. An accredited in-house safety lab ensures quality and long term reliability of the pack. IP66 level sealing is confirmed and 100% tested during production. Every product is checked with an ‘end of line test’ station.
The 540Wh battery pack uses the latest 21700 NCA cells available in the market. These cells have more capacity and are able to deliver significantly higher currents with less heat generation. The pack is also equipped with high quality peripheral components to ensure longer life time. The pack has successfully passed all the requirements of EN50604-1, including salt water immersion and crush tests.
VESTEL Electronics’ rear carrier and in-frame batteries use the same cell and BMS design and will be ready for mass production soon.
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