Valence Technology (VLNC) Supplying Batteries To Power Motorcycle At Carbon-Free Grand Prix

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05:59:17 am on April 30, 2009

Valence Technology is supplying 10 U-Charge® XP energy storage solutions to power one of motorcycles in the world’s first "green" Grand Prix, which will be held on the Isle of Man. The batteries will power the bike entered by the Imperial College London.

In an article published on EuropeanMotorNews.com, a member of Valence’s management team and a student who worked on the bike discussed the advantages of using Valence’s batteries:

Mark Donaghy, Global Marketing Director for Valence Technology, said “We are proud to be supporting Imperial College’s entry into this ground-breaking event. Valence energy storage solutions have been successfully applied across multiple vehicle sectors, from motorcycles and scooters to 12-tonne trucks and double-decker buses.”

Nikolaus Sauer, a mechanical engineering undergraduate at Imperial and Project Manager for the TTXGP bike, said “We have enjoyed working with Valance to develop this solution. Valence provided a package which was simple to integrate yet outstanding in terms of performance and safety, making use of the most advanced lithium phosphate technology.”

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