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TM4 Equips the Cleanova II: the Latest Electric Vehicle of S.V.E.

    Boucherville, Quebec (ots/PRNewswire) - TM4 has developed and produced the drivetrain system of the Cleanova II, the new hybrid electric vehicle that is presented at the Paris Auto Show  by the Société de Véhicules Électriques (S.V.E.), company formed by the Dassault and Heuliez groups. The Cleanova II, based on a Renault Kangoo  platform, is displayed at the Heuliez stand.

    This multifunction drivetrain system integrates, in one single module,  a 35kW electrical motor and a 15kW range extender generator with an  integrated differential. Moreover, this system includes in this same module  all the associated control and power electronics, the DC-DC converter and  the battery charger. TM4's system makes of the Cleanova II a hybrid vehicle  that runs primarily in electric mode. The Cleanova II versatile hybrid  system allows for many uses. Firstly, it can operate in all-electric mode.  Secondly, the generator, that is typically used to recharge the battery as  a range extender, can also be coupled to the main electrical motor to boost its performance, depending on road conditions and the driver's requests.

    TM4's motors utilise permanent-magnet technology, which helps reduce  energy consumption, the size and weight of the motors, therefore increasing  the performance and driving range of the Cleanova II. S.V.E. intends to  commercialise this vehicle in the second half of 2006. A full electric  version of that vehicle, also equipped with a TM4 drivetrain, will be  commercialised concurrently.

    About TM4 (www.tm4.com)

    TM4 designs and markets systems based on electrodynamics, conversion  and power control components that meet the specific requirements of its  clients. It offers its systems worldwide for electric drivetrain and  distributed electric power generation applications. The partners and  clients of TM4 Transport are manufacturers and integrators of electric or  hybrid electric vehicles, for general or specialised applications seeking  light, compact, high-performance drivetrain units and on-board generators.

    To find out more about TM4 and to see pictures of the car and system,  visit the News section at www.tm4.com

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Contact:
Michel Lemaire, Vice-president Business Development, +1-450-645-1444,
extension 259, E-mail : michel.lemaire@tm4.com



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