Delta-Q Technologies has announced that Volta Motorbikes has chosen the company as its battery charging solutions supplier for its BCN City and BCN Sport electric motorcycles. The motorcycles were released for sale in October 2015 to the European market. Each motorcycle features Delta-Q’s QuiQ 1000 Industrial Battery Charger on-board, paired with a 3 kWh lithium polymer (LiPo) battery pack. A full charge takes two hours on a standard 220 VAC outlet, and the bikes have a 70-kilometre maximum range.
Smartphone connectivity provides the motorcycle’s owner with status information about location and charging status. Since the QuiQ Charger is located on-board, the bike can be charged on a standard electrical outlet.
Volta developed its own lithium-ion battery pack, vehicle control unit (VCU) and motor controller. More than 50 sensors ensure that the energy storage system is optimized at all times. The QuiQ Charger runs an algorithm custom-made for Volta, with the VCU able to enable or disable the charger at any time.