A major U.S. automotive manufacturer was developing a totally-electric version of their popular pick-up truck for fleet sales to utility companies throughout North America.
Part of their program specifications called for a lightweight yet heavy-duty electric alternative fuel drive cell.
To make this work the car manufacturer & their drive-system vendor would need a connector that was lightweight, corrosion-resistant and watertight.
It also required stainless steel jacketed cable so that the electrical circuitry of the vehicle could be protected from road abrasion and the climate.
They contact Remke for a solution.
To meet the specific requirements of the application, the Remke Engineered Solutions Team proposed an Adapted Application Solution would be the best answer.
The team designed an aluminum connector with nickel-plating that would be lightweight and corrosion-resistant with these features:
The Remke Engineered Solution met all of the criteria and parameters provided. The car manufacturer and their drive-train vendor were especially pleased with the lightweight materials & design because that was important to the efficiency of the engine so that it could compensate for the weight of the motor and battery. The Remke solution became a standard component in the electric vehicle engine.