Zero Motorcycles i USA skal i palmehelgen arrangere et 24-timersløp i off-road kjøring kun for elektriske motorsykler. Løpet skal finne sted på 408MX Motorcross Track i San Jose, California.
Team som kjører med Zero X motorsykler (bildet), vil bli utstyrt med ekstra batteripakker og hurtigladere fra produsenten, og det vil bli satt opp lade-stasjoner for å kunne lade flere batterier samtidig.
Selvfølgelig gjøres dette for å skape enda mer oppmerksomhet rundt elektriske motorsykler, og da spesielt Zero sine egne. I tillegg selvsagt å vise hvor langt man har kommet i teknologiske utvikingen blant annet med tanke på rekkevidde på disse syklene.
I løps-sammenheng sparer man som regel ikke på energi-kilden. Pit Stop med skifte av batterier kan jo og være et interessant syn?
Her er pressemeldingen fra Zero Motorcycles:
Zero Motorcycles will make history again the weekend of April 4-5, when they host the Zero Motorcycles 24 Hours of Electricross. The event will be the first international endurance competition for off-road all-electric vehicles and is a landmark moment in the electric vehicle industry. Teams from across the United States and around the world have signed on to be a part of making history and for a chance to be included in the Guinness World Records.
This event is pulling together an incredibly diverse group of people from around the world. Everyone from lifelong motorcyclists to environmentally-conscience trend setters are fielding teams. Some are traveling thousands of miles at their own expense for this opportunity to make motorcycle history, said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles.
Created by company founder, entrepreneur and former NASA engineer Neal Saiki, the Zero Motorcycles 24 Hours of Electricross will take place in the heart of the Silicon Valley at the 408MX Motocross Track in San Jose, California. Given the grueling nature of this 24-hour endurance race, the limits of competitors skills and their electric vehicles will be tested as they battle it out for a chance at setting a Guinness World Record. The event is designed to spark competitive innovation in electric vehicles everywhere. Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking about how they design, manufacture, and sell high performance electric motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle, with todays most advanced technology. The result is an electric motorcycle line thats insanely fast, and environmentally friendly.
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