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Plug-in hybrid conversion specialist ALTe Powertrain Technologies says that it has inked a three-year deal with Remy Electric Motors. Terms of the agreement call for Remy's HVH 250 electric motor (sure seems like this powerhouse of a motor is used in a fair amount of vehicles) to provide motive power and act as an on-board generator for ALTe's converted plug-in vehicles. Technically speaking, ALTe calls their system a "range-extended electric powertrain." We'll call it a plug-in hybrid.

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Remy's HVH 250 electric motor – the one Steve Burns, president of Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP), once called "simply the best [electric motor] on the market today" – will find a home between the fenders of Odyne's medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the "long-term."

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Last Friday, auto parts maker Remy International Inc. filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million. The Indiana-based company is perhaps best known for its electric motors that provide propulsion for vehicles such as the Aperta 2e and AMP's converted Saturn Skys, Pontiac Solstices and Chevrolet Equinoxes. Additionally, Remy teamed up with motorcycle maker MotoCzysz to develop an integrated electric drive system, known as the D1g1tal Dr1ve, which is slate

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Tecnomatic is suing Remy for $110 million for "fraud and breach of fiduciary duty" over something we have to assume most readers haven't ever heard much about: proprietary stator technology and stator winding technology. A stator, as Wiki tells us, is the stationary part of a rotor system, for example in an electric motor (and other items). It's those electric motors that are key here, since they can be used in electric and hybrid vehicles. In fact, Remy products are used by MotoCzysz, Amp Motor

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