TT and KTM bring electric motor bike to market
TT electronics’ Sensing and Control division is providing the electronic control module for an electric motor bike from constructor, KTM.
The control unit implements the high-power inverter for the main traction motor as well as the interface with the bike’s e-gas system, which translates rider commands received at the throttle into instructions for the motor controller.
KTM worked with TT electronics to develop its original working prototypes into modules for volume production, this involved the development of electric-vehicle power electronics, thermal management, software and firmware design, packaging, and mechanical design.
This was a major project for TT electronics, and the company extended its High-Voltage Laboratory in Salzburg, Austria to support the project, adding to existing facilities for testing high-voltage EV motor drives.
“KTM’s innovative Freeride E bike sets high standards of quality throughout and is quieter and lighter with better power characteristics than a comparable conventional bike,” said Johann Maier, product line director for power modules.
TT electronics has published a white paper describing the project to develop the controller for the Freeride E bike.