Kindred Motorworks companions with KORE Energy on battery modules for electrified classic automobiles and vans


Kindred Motorworks, the San Francisco Bay Space producer of modernized classic autos, has partnered with Idaho-based KORE Energy, a developer of battery cell expertise, to provide battery modules for the electrified fashions within the Kindred lineup. The primary two autos that may profit from this partnership are the Kindred VW Bus and the Kindred Chevy 3100 pickup truck, each of that are provided solely as EVs.

Kindred Motorworks chosen KORE Energy’s VDA 355 format battery modules. These compact, standardized modules—obtainable in 2P6S, 3P4S ane 4P3S configurations—function built-in sensors for voltage and temperature monitoring. Deciding on the VDA modules provides Kindred Motorworks the pliability to construct customized battery enclosures that complement the structure and design of various basic automobiles and vans.


The modular design additionally implies that Kindred Motorworks will be capable to change and improve battery chemistries based mostly on future enhancements with out having to change the design of its autos’ battery enclosures and different associated programs.

KORE Energy is developing its first US-based manufacturing facility exterior Phoenix, Arizona. The KOREPlex will greater than double Kore Energy’s current cell-production capability, with deliveries of US-manufactured battery modules starting in 2024.

Kindred Motorworks’ first EV mannequin, the Kindred VW Bus, is accessible for pre-order now. Its second EV, the Kindred 3100 pickup, can be obtainable for pre-order later this month.


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