Brammo taps Sevcon for drivetrain technology
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Brammo's Empulse will make use of Sevcon's drivetrain technology.
Brammo Inc. tapped Massachusetts-based Sevcon Inc. for motor controllers for its new Empulse electric motorcycles, Sevcon announced Wednesday.
The Empulse R model, unveiled last week, features Brammo's own electric transmission technology — a custom designed electric motor, clutch and six-speed manual transmission. Sevcon's Gen4 microprocessor-based motor controller helps the system work together.
"Sevcon is integral to our product development process and a valuable long term business partner," said Craig Bramscher, CEO and president of Brammo, in a press release. "We are very pleased with the performance of the Sevcon Gen4 controller."
Sevcon (NASDAQ: SEV) announced a partnership with Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) in March to work together on drivetrain technology for Flextronics Automotive's hybrid and electronic vehicle customers. Brammo announced last year it would work with Flextronics to manufacture electric motorcycles in Europe.
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