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10 unexpected benefits of Whirring Twenties

Rather than a return to the Roaring Twenties, this decade could see an abundance of electric vehicles creating a Whirring Twenties. Let’s do the disadvantages first: Expensive; Limited range; Dubious whole-of-life environmental impact (mining, production, energy source and recycling); Slow charging; Scant charging infrastructure; No common batteries across the industry; and They lack soul. There is …

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Your electric bike could charge your home

Imagine riding home from work on your electric motorbike, then plugging it into the mains where it then helps charge your house? Or running out of power and being able to recharge your bike off another electric vehicle so you are not stranded on the roadside? Researchers at Sydney’s Macquarie University have developed a bidirectional …

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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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Ducati signs deal for electric scooters

Ducati signs deal for electric scooters

Whoever thought they would hear the words “Ducati” and “electric scooters” in the same sentence? But now it seems Perth-based Vmoto who manufacturers in China has signed a licence agreement with the Italian manufacturer to make luxury electric scooters under the Ducati brand. They claim they will be sold worldwide through current distribution networks. However, …

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Motorcycles omitted from future report

Traditional and electric motorcycles have been omitted from a major academic report that claims to be a blueprint for future transport in Australia. The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering report, “Shifting Gears – Preparing for a Transport Revolution“, calls for the next Federal Government to provide incentives for electric and low-emissions vehicles. However, there is not …

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Plan to standardise electric motorcycles

The big four Japanese manufacturers are believed to be working to standardise electric motorcycle batteries and charging infrastructure. Noted electric vehicle website Electrek says Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki hope to standardise the technology to prevent any obstacles to its adoption. No doubt it’s also hoped to avoid the Beta/VHS situation where new video recording …

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Solutions to electric vehicle charging

One of the biggest hurdles in the coming revolution of the electric vehicle is finding enough charging stations so motorists can ride and drive beyond the city limits. Taiwanese motorcycle and scooter manufacturer has a unique idea for private charging stations that can be owned by individuals. It could be a good way to earn …

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Fire destroys electric race bikes

A fire that destroyed 18 Energica electric motorcycles for the upcoming MotoE series at five MotoGP events this year has inflamed concerns about electric vehicle fires. The cause of the Energica blaze seems to be a short circuit in one of their charging units. However, there are other causes for electric vehicle fires which have …

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Electric trike replacing postie bike

The next time you buy from the MotorbikeWriter online gear shop, your purchase could arrive by a Swiss-made Kyburz electric trike rather than a traditional Postie bike. An increasing trend in online shopping has led to an explosion of parcel deliveries that have become more and more difficult to carry on a two-wheeler. The new …

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