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Finally! An Electric Motorcycle To Take On The Gas Powered Bikes

Meet Chip Yates. We like him because he builds awesome stuff. Like electric motorcycles that can take on gas powered bikes and actually have a shot at beating them. Hallelujah. The first showdown will be held on January 9th 2011 at the California Speedway, Chip will be competing in the WERA Pirelli Sportsman Heavyweight Twins Superbike class along side superbikes like the KTM RC8 and Ducati 1198r. Lanjut →

Mission Teases The Mission R Electric Superbike

Mission Motors continues to tease images of their upcoming Mission R electric superbike. Expected to be ready for the 2011 racing season the Mission R (silhouetted below) is set to provide some serious competition for the electric MotoCzysz EP1C as the race to build the fastest electric race bike heats up. Lanjut →

The Black Current III – Fastest Electric Drag Car In Europe

Meet the Black Current III, this highly modified electric Beetle drag racing car can leap from 0-60 in under 3 seconds and can sprint the 1/4 mile in just 11.24 seconds (for comparison’s sake a multi-million dollar Bugatti Veyron does 1/4 mile in 10.4 seconds). The Black Current III puts down 1,200 ft-lbs of torque (!!!) and is powered by, believe it or not, two electric fork truck motors. Lanjut →

Mission Motors Announces The Mission R!

After having made it clear that they will be racing in 2011, Mission Motors have posted the above image of an all new model on their website, named the Mission R it appears to be a more track-centric superbike not dissimilar to the Mission One bike that set the world record for an electric motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt flats in September last year (see pictures below). It may very well be that Mission Motors will sell the Mission R as a race ready electric superbike in the same way that the Mavizen bike is currently available for the TTXGP championship. Lanjut →

Meet Jesse James’s Electric 1962 Bel Air Drag Racer – This Ain’t Your Daddies Volt

Back in 2006 Jesse James and the crew at Monster Garage built an electric 1962 Chevy Bel Air drag racer for Milwaukee Tools using 384 of their lithium ion cordless drill batteries. The car is capable of 1/4 mile runs of 14.533 seconds and regularly tops 100mph on the drag strip. Lanjut →

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