Zero Motorcycles 24-Hour Electricross proves battery-powered bikes can go the distance
ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE manufacturer Zero Motorcycles set two new World Records over the weekend, at their 24-Hour Electricross event.
At just over 500 miles, the company set the record for the furthest distance traveled in 24 hours by an electric motorcycle; they also set the record for the largest electric motorcycle race, with 50 competitors taking place in the off-road extravaganza.
The event was the first international endurance competition for off-road all-electric vehicles and included teams from around the world. In total, more than 4000 miles were completed by the field of 10 teams. The winning team was HotChalks MDV and completed more than a 1000 laps and 500 miles.
"This event proved that electric technology can endure the same level of competition as their gas-powered counterparts, however, the power resources to compete are drastically different. The total cost to power all 10 motorcycles for 24 hours was approximately $100," said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles.
"From New Mexico to Canada to the UK, teams traveled from across the globe to participate in this record-setting race and to be a part of history."
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