Storedot battery charges in 5 minutes

Battery charges electric scooter in 5 minutes

Israel company StoreDot has produced a lithium-ion battery that charges an electric scooter in five minutes. It is one of the latest developments, along with battery swap technology, that could accelerate the acceptance of electric motorcycles and scooters in coming years. The StoreDot batteries do not contain graphite, a form of carbon. Instead, they use tin, …

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Yamaha Gogoro battery swap electric scooter

Yamaha unveils battery swap electric scooter

Battery swap technology has received a boost with Yamaha unveiling their EC-05 electric scooter with Gogoro lithium-ion battery packs you can easily swap at a convenient roadside vending machine. The Yamaha scooter is a partnership with Taiwanese scooter company Gogoro Global. Taiwan seems to be the epicentre of swappable battery tech with Kymco last year …

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Victory Empulse TT electric motorcycle

Are electric motorbike range claims a hoax?

Electric motorcycles are coming on a wave of hype about range of more than 300km, but are the claims a hoax? Traditional petrol-powered motorcycles are quoted in terms of miles per gallon or litre per 100km. It provides a reliable and realistic guide to the range from a bike’s tank. Riding hard or conservatively doesn’t …

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Antigravity Re-Sart battery push start jump start motorcycle

Antigravity Re-Start Battery has built-in jump start

Now you can never be stranded with a flat battery thanks to the lightweight Antigravity Re-Start Battery which includes a built-in jump-start feature. Small jump-start battery packs have been available for some time and are a great accessory for riders as they also charge your phone and other electronic equipment. However, these Antigravity Re-Start Batteries …

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Should you jump start a dead bike?

Should you jump start a dead bike?

Just because your bike won’t start doesn’t mean the battery is flat and trying to jump, bump or push-start the bike can actually damage it and cause you injury. RACQ tech boss and Suzuki Bandit tragic Steve Spalding warns against jumping straight into jump starting your bike. Checks before jump starting “If a battery is …

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Bike Battery start

How to maintain a bike battery properly

Numerous factors such as temperature, engine vibration and electrical loads can cause your bike battery to die. While these things contribute to eventual failure, RACQ Principal Technical Researcher John Ewing says a major factor in ensuring they achieve their maximum life and reliability is how they are maintained. He says it is important they are appropriately …

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Update your motorcycle with a lithium battery

While manufacturers are keen to show how they can shave a few grams off their new model’s weight, they could easily shave even more if they swapped to a more expensive lithium battery. You need to test your motorcycle battery using a multimeter. Read Best Multimeter Reviews article to know more about it. Lithium motorcycle batteries are …

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Toyota iRoad leaning three-wheeler

Innovations impact on future motorcycles

Two new innovations from Toyota and Honda have implications for future motorcycle powertrains. Toyota engineers believe they can replace the lithium in rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles with magnesium.  Magnesium is more stable in the atmosphere than lithium and more potentially energy dense which means it will store bigger charge in the same capacity. …

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