This is history; at least it will be put in the history books for motorcycle racing as a seminal moment in the advance of technology within the sport. The SWIGZ.com Pro Racing Team and rider Chris Yates finished on the podium in two races against gasoline-powered motorcycles using an electric bike.
The future of two-wheel mobility is all about electricity, and Zero Motorcycles is leading the way. Zero is the global leader when it comes to electric motorcycles, and they are planning to double their production capacity in 2011. Zero plans to build a new motorcycle facility next to their corporate headquarters in Santa Cruz County, which will double their production capacity.
CRP Racing put on one incredible show last year in the TTXGP European Championship by winning the overall constructor’s and rider’s championships, and they wrapped up the year by coming in second place at the TTXGP Final in Albacete, Spain. After all was said and done, however, CRP was not happy to settle for the second step on the podium at the final. No, CRP wants to take the overall TTXGP Championship in 2011, and they plan to work towards that with their new race program and their new electric motorcycle, the eCRP 1.4.
Hyosung Motors America, Inc. has announced its new scooter in 2011. The ST-E3 EVA powered by a DC Brushless in wheel motor with a 48-volt battery pack. The in wheel motor reduces moving parts in the scooter and also help reduce overall weight. The ST-E3 should reach an estimated top speed of 37 mph.
Last year the Consumer Electronics Association made a $50,000 donation to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to purchase seven Vectrix electric motorcycles. We have heard that the Police in Las Vegas are using these stealthy machines now on the street.
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