Second-generation Courb C-ZEN powered by Valence

Valence Technology will supply LiFeMgPO4 lithium phosphate batteries to power the C-ZEN, an electric vehicle from Courb.

The C-ZEN has a range of up to 125 miles with a top speed of 68 mph, and is powered by a 15kW electric motor. Courb

The second-generation C-ZEN vehicle, from Courb, was unveiled earlier this month at the 2011 International Motor Show in Geneva.

The C-ZEN, which stands for C'est Zéro Emission Nocive (English translation: "No Harmful Emissions"), has a range of up to 125 miles with a top speed of 68 mph, and is powered by a 15kW electric motor.

The French automaker is marketing the car to young, European urban dwellers.

Courb has partnered with Valence Technology, which will supply LiFeMgPO4 lithium phosphate batteries to power the C-ZEN.

"Valence has been supporting and developing the onboard electrical power system for this innovative vehicle over the past two years. We believe Courb's leadership and technical team possess the true innovative spirit necessary to make their electric vehicle a winner in this developing field. We are very pleased to be a key partner with Courb and look forward to powering their vehicles for many years to come," Robert Kanode, Valence president and CEO, said in a statement.

 

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