At the event, Vicinity and Exro Technologies Inc. will jointly exhibit a Vicinity Lightning electric transit bus, integrated with Exro's revolutionary Coil Driver™ technology, in booth #4039.
The Vicinity Lightning
The Vicinity Lightning is a 28-foot low-floor transit/shuttle bus designed from the ground up to be a cost effective, user-friendly electric vehicle. Priced to compete with ICE buses with capacity for up to 34 passengers, the Lightning's onboard charging and in-floor batteries are just some of the unique designs that make the vehicle a leading choice for transit and commercial applications.
Exro's Coil Driver™ is award-winning dynamic smart controller that expands the performance and efficiency of electric motors and batteries through patented power electronics hardware and software technology.
The controller effectively creates an intelligent electronic gearbox inside the motor that electronically switches the motor coil configuration in real time, seamlessly and under demand. The Coil Driver provides for system optimization that can eliminate the need for gearboxes and multiple motors across all EVs, allowing manufacturers, like Vicinity, to achieve more acceleration, gradeability, high-speed torque, and better efficiencies while reducing the dependency on costly mechanical components and enabling a better total cost of ownership.