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Lithium-ion batteries made lighter and safer

Electric motorcycles could benefit from Deakin University research which makes lithium-ion batteries smaller, lighter and less likely to burst into flame. Research fellows at Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials Research, Dr Fangfang Chen and Dr Xiaoen Wang, say their discovery means lithium-ion batteries would no longer pose a fire risk. They have achieved this by replacing …

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BMW announces electromobility milestone

BMW Group has announced an electromobility milestone of one million electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of 2021. However, electric BMW motorcycles are still some way off, according to BMW Motorrad spokesman Tim Diehl-Thiele. The electromobility milestone was announced by board chairman Oliver Zipse at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show claims BMW was …

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HET electric motor doubles output

In a major advance for electric vehicles, in particular motorcycles, a Texas company has produced the Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) motor that is quieter, cooler, cheaper, smaller yet has double the torque output. HET claims Linear Labs’ HET motor is named after founders CEO Brad Hunstable and his father and CTO Fred. The Hunstables claim their …

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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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India plans electric motorcycle incentives

India looks set to move most of its motorcycle and scooter production and sales to electric with government incentives over the next six to eight years. The proposal was chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been re-elected with more than 63% of the vote. Election promises Similarly, the recent Australian election campaign …

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Quietest police pursuit in history

A San Francisco police officer riding an electric Zero Motorcycle recently pulled over a driver in an electric Tesla Model 3 in what must have been the quietest police pursuit of all time. Zero posted an image of the historic moment on their Facebook page, but it may not be the last time this happens. …

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