NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014, 2p

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NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014, 2p

Post by mrbill » Jul 05 2014 11:05am

NTS Works will be showing off their new Fat Free e-bike in front of Cafe Rio in Aptos, CA on Sunday July 13, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Demo rides will be available. Readers living in and near Santa Cruz, CA are welcome to stop by and have a look-see-ride.

The bike is designed to be a lightweight city e-bike with cargo capability when paired with the optional rack and baskets. It's a pedalec that appears to use a Bafang crank-drive and a NuVinci hub in the rear wheel. Price is currently $2600.

The NTS Works battery deserves special mention. It's a unique design that consists of an aluminum case with compression contacts for the cells. The concept allows for easy cell servicing and the possibility of disassembly into battery case and raw cells for separate shipping to avoid onerous assembled lithium battery shipping regulations.

http://ntsworks.com/
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Re: NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014

Post by Ypedal » Jul 05 2014 11:36am

really cool !!.. is that the same Neal as Zero ?

I like the battery packs.. a lot. 8)
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Re: NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014

Post by mattrb » Jul 05 2014 11:37am

It's a decent price.
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Re: NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014

Post by mrbill » Jul 05 2014 12:10pm

Ypedal wrote:really cool !!.. is that the same Neal as Zero ?

I like the battery packs.. a lot. 8)
I like the battery pack design, too, although the Rosenberger connectors are too proprietary and pricey for my taste. If NTS Works succeeds as a going concern, and the battery pack design using compression contact to the cells is shown to be reliable long-term, I see their potential to enter the business of producing battery assembly chassis of varying voltages and capacities, and BMS's with programmable specs (within the capability of its hardware), for the e-bike business, perhaps even selling just the assembly or licensing the design to others, freeing assemblers to source their own 18650 cells.

Yes, he is the same Neal who started Zero.
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Post by Ypedal » Jul 05 2014 12:33pm

Yes, he is the same Neal who started Zero.
That alone makes me very optimistic.
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Re: NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014

Post by psomero » Jul 07 2014 9:00pm

As a former zero guy, I'll likely be out there to take a look...

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Re: NTS Works Demo, Fat Free E-bike, Aptos CA, July 13, 2014

Post by spinningmagnets » Jul 07 2014 9:13pm

RoPD charging port (Rosenberger Power and Data)

http://www.electricbike.com/ropdenergyb ... -standard/
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