Saturday, March 2, 2024

E-trike maker fuses Japanese technology with Pinoy touch

Electric vehicle manufacturer Bemac Electric Transportation Philippines proudly makes its e-trikes in the Philippines, but it also heavily utilizes EV technology developed by its Japanese parent company Uzushio Electric.

The 68VM e-trike model
The 68VM e-trike model

Entering the Japanese EV market with its first converted vehicles in 1998, Uzushio backs Bemac Philippines with almost two decades of experience in EV technological development ? by far greater than other manufacturers.

Bemac Philippines was established in the country last 2013, introducing its 68VM e-trikes, employing Japan-developed technologies previously unused in similar vehicles in the country.

The main feature of the 68VM is its Vehicle Control Unit or VCU. The smartly-developed VCU ensures that the e-tricycle performs optimally and efficiently, bringing out the best that the vehicle has to offer.

Maintenance on the vehicle is also made easy by the VCU with its ability to self-diagnose any issues in the vehicle for a worry-free experience for drivers and operators.

On the other side of the 68VM e-tricycle?s smart technology is its Battery Management System or BMS, which ensures that the batteries operate efficiently and with greater longevity.

While the 68VM e-tricycle?s brains are definitely impressive, the tricycle itself can also flex a lot of muscles. It packs an AC-type 3 phase, 4-pole induction motor.

The controller’s input voltage is 48 volts and the motor and the controller work together producing an output of 5 kilowatts. This translates to the tricycle?s ability to carry up to 7 people (6 passengers plus a driver), without difficulty.

It can also push the tricycle through a 16-degree incline ? greater than the national standard for road slopes. The motor is also designed with a compact size and operates with very little noise, keeping it unobtrusive when passing through crowded areas.

These motors are guaranteed to have a long lifespan, and a maintenance-free operation. Paired with the VCU, the motor outputs an excellent dynamic response and very precise control, allowing the vehicle to fine acceleration and movement, eliminating sudden jolts for the passengers in stop-and-go traffic.

For its power, the 68VM e-tricycle uses 4.4 kWh ? a high capacity to complement its motor. The batteries have the capability to accommodate rapid charging and are produced in a state-of-the-art production line in Japan that has undergone rigorous standards.


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