URAL electric sidecar prototype

Ural Motorcycles unveils first electric sidecar

The iconic boxer heads sticking out the side are missing on the first electric sidecar prototype from Ural Motorcycles. Ural Electric Prototype is just the first development phase and there is no word on when — or if — the finished product will come to market. The Russian company estimates it would take about two years …

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charging electric bike

Electric charging stations on highways

Chargefox will build Australia’s first ultra-fast charging stations powered by renewable energy on interstate highways connecting capital cities. The sites will be no more than 200km apart. But electric motorcycle fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet. While electric motorcycles have up to 350+km range, that is on a “city cycle”. On the highway, even the …

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Fly Free Smart Desert

Steve McQueen inspires Smart Desert electric

A Steve McQueen inspired Smart Desert from Californian company Fly Free is the latest in a long list of electric motorcycles about to hit the showrooms. Next year will be a pivotal year for electric bikes when Harley-Davidson make their electric LiveWire available for sale in North America and Europe with the rest of the …

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Ethec electric cruiser has two motors

Ethec electric cruiser has two motors

This “Ethec electric cruiser“,  designed and built by Swiss university students, is the first electric motorcycle with two hub motors in the wheels. While the Ethec has hub motors in each wheel, it isn’t two-wheel-drive. Drive mainly comes from the rear wheel motor while the front wheel motor provides regenerative braking power. Several car companies …

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Mugen isle of Man TT Zero tt electric motorcycle record fast

How fast are electric motorcycles?

This week an electric motorcycle tore around the 60.72km (37.73 mile) Isle of Man TT circuit in 18:34.956mins for an average speed of 196.056km/h (121.824mph) which is pretty fast. However, Team Mugen’s (pictured above) Zero TT electric class record is still a long way from the fastest motorcycles on the circuit. The current outright record …

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Mankame Motors EP-1 electric motorcycle with a claimed 480km range vector

Electric motorcycle claims 480km range

An Indian startup claims it can make an affordable electric motorcycle capable of 250km/h and 480km range, beating the current (pun intended) longest range record of 360km by Zero Motorcycles. Mankame Motors is launching an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign on July 1 to take their project into prototype stage with production in 2022. They say their …

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eRoad Arlanda electric vehicle motorcycle charge

eRoad charges electric vehicles like slot cars

Sweden has developed an eroad that will charge electric vehicles like a Scalextric slot car set, including two-wheelers. The project, called eRoad Arlanda, so far consists of a 2km stretch of electrified road. It includes embedded electric rails in the surface to power electric vehicles through a contact arm hanging down under the vehicle.  The eroad …

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BMW Concept Link electric scooter sharing hiring

BMW future in sharing electric scooters

BMW Motorrad predicts a future of sharing electric scooters in major cities if helmet issues can be resolved, while electric motorcycles are still a long way off. Two recent interviews with BMW executives have highlighted the Munich brand’s news of future two-wheel transport. While BMW is championing its electric car fleet, its electric two-wheeled offerings …

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