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Small EV - A Practical Path to EV Adoption
Sat Feb 24 2024

Small EV - A Practical Path to EV Adoption

By Marketing Genie

Types of Small Electric Vehicles include:

- Electric Two-Wheelers like electric motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds.

- Electric Bicycles (E-bikes) which are traditional bikes with a battery and motor.

- Electric Three-Wheelers used for transporting goods and passengers.

- Electric Boat Outboards for small crafts or trolling motors in larger vessels.

Battery Aspects to consider are:

- Battery Swapping which allows quick exchange of batteries.

- Battery Safety concerns with lithium-ion batteries related to overheating and fire risks.

- Cycle Life which is the number of charge and discharge cycles before battery degradation.

Practical Adoption trends show:

- Urban Mobility preferences leaning towards electric scooters and e-bikes for short commutes.

- A rise in Electric scooter-sharing platforms in cities globally.

- Cost Savings from fewer maintenance requirements and lower energy costs.

- The Environmental Impact from reduced emissions leading to cleaner air.

- Governmental Regulations and Incentives promoting electric vehicle adoption.

Challenges faced include:

- Developing Infrastructure for battery swapping.

- Varied Public Perception about electric vehicle longevity, safety, and efficiency.

- The initial higher Battery Costs primarily due to the battery.

In summary, small electric vehicles are becoming more popular due to their environmental and economic benefits, with the potential to reshape urban transportation.

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Electric Drive Train - Heart and Soul of e-Mobility
Sat Feb 24 2024

Electric Drive Train - Heart and Soul of e-Mobility

By Tech Guru

The Integrated Drive Train: Reshaping the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

Amidst the rumblings of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the integrated drive train stands out, not just as a technological marvel but as a game-changer for vehicle service, mass adoption, and overall user experience. Here's a deeper dive into the ramifications of this integration:

1. Ushering in the Age of Intelligent Service

With an integrated drive train, gone are the days when mechanics fumbled with disconnected systems. As these components communicate seamlessly, diagnostic times plummet. Big data and AI, now tools synonymous with sophisticated systems in tech-savvy metropolises, can redefine service standards even in remote areas. Information becomes the pivot, ensuring mechanics need less traditional "trial and error" skills and more adeptness at interpreting data.

2. Leveling the Playing Field for Retrofitting

Retrofitting has its challenges, more so in the world of EVs. An integrated drive train, with its factory-tuned characteristics, ensures consistency and reliability. For those in the entrepreneurial hinterlands of developing nations, it means the complex technology of the West is not just accessible but usable without a steep learning curve.

3. Ousting the "Cowboys"

Integration could well be the nemesis of those who thrive on information asymmetry. As systems become transparent and self-diagnostic, the space for those who exploit gaps in understanding shrinks. With integrated drive trains, quality assurance isn't just a promise; it's a deliverable.

4. Simplifying End-of-Life Handling

The amalgamation of electronics, mechanics, and chemistry within the integrated drive train could revolutionize the recycling and disposal process. Instead of grappling with disparate parts, the end-of-life handling becomes a more streamlined affair, addressing crucial environmental concerns.

5. Making Tech 'Cool' Again

Forget the staid dashboards of old. Imagine a world where your EV communicates with you, providing real-time updates, performance metrics, and even predictive data. This isn't just functional; it's downright cool. Your vehicle isn't just a mode of transport; it becomes an interactive experience.

Balancing Acts: Costs and Privacy

All these advantages, of course, come with their own set of challenges. Integration means sophisticated manufacturing processes, which could inflate costs. Then there's the omnipresent concern about data privacy. With vehicles generating a plethora of data, ensuring it doesn't end up in the wrong hands or isn't misused becomes paramount.

In the end, as the world inches closer to an electric future, the integrated drive train isn't just a component; it's a philosophy. It speaks of seamless experiences, democratized access, and a commitment to sustainability. However, as with all advancements, it demands responsible usage, balancing the scales of innovation with those of cost and privacy. The road ahead is electric, integrated, and full of possibilities.

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Omnivoltaic eMobility Solutions
Sat Feb 24 2024

Omnivoltaic eMobility Solutions


Introducing ovEgo

Omnivoltaic ovEgo Series Motorcycle is a pioneering innovation in sustainable mobility, meticulously crafted for the developing world. At the forefront of its design is the advanced battery system, a cornerstone of the ovEgo's functionality. This robust, high-capacity lithium-ion battery is engineered to provide extensive range, catering perfectly to the daily commuting needs while ensuring compatibility with a variety of charging infrastructures prevalent in developing regions.

Seamlessly integrated with this cutting-edge battery technology is a highly efficient electric powertrain. Designed for both power and reliability, it delivers a ride experience that is smooth, yet invigorating. This synergy of battery and motor ensures not just an exhilarating journey but a dependable and consistent one.

The ovEgo's durability is a testament to Omnivoltaic's understanding of the challenges in its target regions. It features a rugged and resilient frame capable of withstanding diverse and demanding road conditions. Its intuitive, user-friendly interface and minimal maintenance requirements make it a practical choice for a wide range of riders.

Prioritizing safety, the ovEgo incorporates advanced braking systems and stable handling dynamics. As a symbol of Omnivoltaic's dedication to environmentally conscious transportation, the ovEgo stands as an affordable, reliable, and eco-friendly solution, driving forward the mission of sustainable development in emerging markets.

  • Motor Type and Power: Brushless DC motors are standard, offering high efficiency and maintenance-free operation. Power output ranges significantly, typically from around 11 kW (15 hp) in entry-level models to over 110 kW (150 hp) in high-performance bikes like the Energica or Ducati models.

  • Battery Capacity and Type: Lithium-ion batteries are predominant, with capacities ranging widely. Entry-level models may have around 10-15 kWh, while higher-end models like the Energica EsseEsse9+ can offer up to 18 kWh or more, providing extended range and performance.

  • Range: Varies significantly based on battery size and riding conditions. Entry-level models may offer around 100-150 km (60-90 miles) of range, while higher-end models can exceed 200 km (120 miles) on a single charge.

  • Charging Time and Options: Most models support standard charging (taking several hours to fully charge) and fast charging options (enabling 80% charge in under an hour for some models). Charging compatibility includes common standards like CCS for rapid charging.

  • Top Speed and Acceleration: Top speeds vary, with many models capable of reaching over 160 km/h (100 mph). Acceleration is a strong point for electric motorcycles, with some models achieving 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in less than 3 seconds.

  • Transmission: Many electric motorcycles feature a single-speed transmission, eliminating the need for shifting and offering smooth power delivery.

  • Frame and Chassis: Aluminum frames are common for their balance of strength and lightness. Frame styles include trellis, monocoque, and perimeter, depending on the manufacturer and model.

  • Suspension and Brakes: High-quality suspension systems, often adjustable, are standard, with brands like Zero and Ducati offering advanced components. Braking systems typically include ABS and are designed to handle the rapid acceleration and higher speeds of electric bikes.

  • Instrumentation and Connectivity: Digital displays are standard, offering information like speed, range, battery status, and navigation. Many models include connectivity features for smartphone integration, allowing for ride data analysis, GPS navigation, and more.

  • Rider Aids and Safety Features: Advanced rider aids such as traction control, stability control, and different riding modes are common, enhancing safety and ride quality. Some models also offer regenerative braking, contributing to battery charging during deceleration.

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Omnivoltaic BridgeWare™
Sat Feb 24 2024

Omnivoltaic BridgeWare™


The devices used in the off-grid sector often face power and computing limitations. This makes it very difficult when looking at how to make these devices visible on the cloud. Omnivoltaic has developed the BridgeWare™ to address this challenge. The hardware devices and embedded firmware form a layer of physical connection and data abstraction between off-grid device and the cloud.

The basic solution concept is simple: the hardware interface components handle device specific handshake, data query, and package the data streams as messages to the Omnivoltaic device Messaging Central. Combining its experience in both device manufacturing and device cloud representation, Omnivoltaic is uniquely positioned to create low-cost and “offline tolerant” devices and firmware that form data links to the cloud and internally referred to as BridgeWare™. All configurations of a BridgeWare™ module has 3 components:

Omnivoltaic has developed both embedded and add-on types of BridgeWare™ modules that are at the center of its off-grid system products, which typically consist of multiple components such as Battery Management Systems (BMS), Inverters and User Interface (UI). A wide range of device operational data can be obtained and propagated to the cloud as JSON objects. One key feature of Omnivoltaic BridgeWare™ is its tolerance to intermittent data links. Continuous data feeds via GSM or Lora networks, or intermittent data burst via phones or even IC cards can all be handled. To be able to handle unreliable data connection, or the complete lack of it, certain data local storage buffer is also part of the design balance.

Data must be eventually discovered and interpreted. Omnivoltaic has created and published a device data general attribute profile protocol (GATT), similar to the standard used by BLE industry. (link to Profile). The protocol is influenced by MQTT messaging standard, and indeed is implemented and tested on Omnivoltaic global MQTT broker.

Omnivoltaic BridgeWare™ transmission is an application layer protocol, so is largely agnostic of specific data link layer implementation. However, modules shipped by Omnivoltaic take specific modality of connectivity. In most locations, GSM based technology is used because of its availability.

Omnivoltaic Bridgeware™ can be used for various applications, such as;

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Off-Grid Power - Convergence Technologies
Sat Feb 24 2024

Off-Grid Power - Convergence Technologies

By Tech Guru

Electrify the world? It’s possible!

Off-grid electric power solutions are better and cheaper today thanks to substantial technological progress in solar PV, lithium rechargeable battery, LED, efficient DC appliance, and IoT technologies.

Global supply chain and logistics make products accessible anywhere in the world. Quality standards, consumer awareness, innovative product manufacturers and institutional investors are making off-grid electric power a real industry.

The good news is that energy poverty can actually be eradicated from humanity, and there are clean, fair and sustainable ways to do that.

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Off-Grid Power Triad™
July 5, 2023

Off-Grid Power Triad™

By Marketing Genie

Power Generation, Storage and Usage are three intertwined components that construct any off-grid power system. Omnivoltaic's innovative Power Triad™ balanced design concept is at the core of each and every product produced by the company. With extraordinary efficiency levels, Omnivoltaic products are designed to meet the diverse needs of our customers, whether it be for basic lighting, home appliances, or income generating tools.

Omnivoltaic believes that every consumer should have the option to invest in electricity access, both in the short and long run. The company's Power Cascade™ is a customer-oriented, forward-looking model for distributed power generation and consumption that offers flexible, high-quality incremental power consumption options for customers as their power requirements increase.

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