Batteries, Motors and Knock-Off Evolve Skateboards – Evolve Weekly Ep. 31

Batteries, Motors and Knock-Off Evolve Skateboards – Evolve Weekly Ep. 31


hey guys this week’s episode of the
evolve weekly is about answering some of the most recent questions we’ve been
seeing across our social media channels so we’ve been getting a lot of questions
about have we tested and tried any other battery types in particular the 18 650
cell so the reason why we don’t use the 18 650 cell is because we would need at
least 40 of those cells to make up one big battery like this. Here at evolve
we use the flat-pack lithium ion cells so we use 10 of these cells to make up
one full battery as you can see 10 of these cells they’ll be less soldering
less wires, much easier to maintain if ever there’s a cell problem we can
easily replace that cell with another one and fix the battery we feel it’s a
much safer option than offering 40 cells with many more solder joints and many
opportunities for things to go wrong we test these battery cells vigorously so
we can get international certifications for our batteries across all our markets
before we launched our GT carbon-fiber skateboards we did test out a bunch of
other battery structures and cell types one of one of them including the 18 650
cell so during our testing phase we did experience a catastrophic battery failure
in that 18 650 cell so because of this we decided not to use that type of
battery structure as well as the 18 650 cell instead we wanted to focus on new
battery technology for our GT boards we’ve designed our GT boards electric
system to be able to handle massive current in fact it can handle between sixty to
eighty amps at any given time especially when you first start off going up a hill
or over grass, a huge amount of power is needed to push the skateboard with that
amount of current going through the battery voltage drop will be much faster
in a smaller battery such as our bamboo GT battery you can see here these
are the cells so it’ll be voltage drop will be much faster in this cell
compared to our carbon GT battery which is almost twice the size voltage drop
will be much less in a larger battery than a smaller battery the reason for
this confusion we believe is because we show the battery data and percentage in
real time so the reason why we show the battery percentage in real time is
because it gives the rider specific battery information and it allows them
to understand how much power they are actually using in real time so having
this information available allows you to really fine-tune your riding style
given the terrain you’re actually riding on GT mode is our max current mode it
uses the most amount of current when accelerating heavily on hills or through
grass if you were to use fast mode for instance you would be using half the
amount of current draw compared to the GT mode so that’s a great little tip for
you if you don’t want to reduce the current and voltage as fast we’ve also
got an auto eco function set on our remote this will come on when the
battery percentage gets below five percent however it will not come on
until you actually let the trigger go so if you’re going up a steep hill and you
see the percentage drop below five percent it may even go to zero percent
it won’t kick into eco mode until you let that trigger go the reason why we
designed the auto eco function is because if you’re going up a steep hill
and it was getting really low on voltage you don’t want the board to turn off
to lose complete power and get thrown off the skateboard instead you can
continue riding up the hill and then it will automatically go to a safer eco
mode and allow you to then continue riding and get home so since the one board launched a few
months ago we have listened to all your feedback and we’ve modified our one
motor to be made from CNC steel internals if you’re a one board owner
and you have any dramas with your motor just reach out to us and we can replace
it for you with the new version now for the GT motors we have tens of thousands
of these out there circulating in the community whilst we have issues with
less than one percent currently that’s out there we are constantly improving
the product and we’ve got some exciting news to share with you in regards to
advancements of our GT motor and which we’ll share with you in a couple of
weeks time so we’ve seen recently some evolved copycat knock-offs potentially
coming to the market now we were the first electric skate brand to bring out
carbon-fiber Electric skateboards with built in
electrics such as this we’ve won good Design Awards for this board as well we
do have IP protection in place across all of our international markets so this
does limit where knockoffs can be sold from but when you’re buying an evolve
board you are actually buying into a brand that’s committed to innovation to
customer service to after sales service there is a community behind our brand
and we are run by skaters everyone is passionate who’s involved from all our
international distributors to our community so when you buy an evolve
board you’re buying into the evolve family thanks for watching guys we’ve got some
exciting updates coming soon so stay tuned and look forward to seeing you
next time

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