A very informative article. Just by improving the connector design the charging time of Lithium-ion batteries has been reduced to half , that is some achievement. One of my experiences while sourcing components for Electric Scooter was that they were not designed from the serviceability point of view. Especially for the connectors which connect the hub motor of the rear wheel. Since tire punctures are very common for a scooter, frequent removal and reconnecting of those connectors is necessary. I hope ITT has taken this serviceability also into account while increasing the reliability and quality of the interconnects for EVs
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