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Travel Tech: The New Breed of Electric Bike

At Holidaysafe we like to keep an eye on the ever evolving world of motorcycle tech, and so we were extremely interested when we came across a story about a group of engineering students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.


The group claim to have created an electric motorbike which can travel up to 240 miles on a single charge, just 10-25 miles short of some of the current top models.
The bike, which was created in 2014 and called ‘Storm Pulse’, is powered by a battery pack which generates up to 28.5 kWh of energy, and can be nearly fully charged in 40 minutes.
The bike also boasts acceleration of zero to sixty miles per hour in just five seconds, and top speeds of 100 miles per hour – making it just as good if not better than most electric motorcycles on the market now.
To demonstrate the power and potential of the bike, the students are planning to take part in a 25,000 mile race around the world, relying on volunteers to provide charge points. The ’80 days around the world’ event involves travelling from Paris to China in just eighty days, and all without the use of any fossil fuels.
To prepare for the 2017 event, the students are planning to travel the route in 2016, but this time focussing on conserving energy and raising the profile of the bike, rather than speed.
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