Remy International, a company known mainly for its work with electric motors, has teamed up with MotoCzysz, a leading innovator in the electric motorcycle industry, to develop an integrated electric drive system that will feature Remy's High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor technology, paired with MotoCzysz's patent-pending cooling and integration technology. Working together, both companies hope to introduce the integrated electric drive system, known as the D1g1tal Dr1ve, in the second quarter of 2011.
The D1g1tal Dr1ve will utilize a liquid-cooled Remy internal permanent magnet (IPM) motor which is expected to produce class-leading torque of 250 pound-feet and 100 kW (135 horsepower) at a remarkable efficiency of 93 percent. Upgrades to future models of the D1g1tal Dr1ve will include more power in a smaller size. Michael Czysz, chief executive officer of MotoCzysz, spoke of the significance of the D1g1tal Dr1ve:
Follow the jump to learn more about the revolutionary D1g1tal Dr1ve system.I believe electric drives are the purest and best solution to propel the majority of automobiles around the world. The D1g1tal Dr1ve was designed specifically with that vision in mind. Remy is a powerhouse in electric motor design and manufacturing and our first choice for a partner in this emerging sector. Our mutual goal is for the D1g1tal Dr1ve to deliver the highest performance, greatest efficiency and most integrated packaging solution available for companies needing electric drive solutions.