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Electric Zerotracer Motorbike Goes Around the World in 80 Days for Just $400!
Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 22, 2013 @ 5:35 pm In carousel showcase,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 3 Comments
The second of two prototypes, the Zerotracer was on display at the Swiss pavilion in Abu Dhabi  last week. It runs on lithium polymer batteries that can be charged up to 2,000 times in just two hours when using a three pin plug. (A regular household plug takes six hours.) Each charge lasts 250km, which means that this motorbike can travel 20,000 km per year for a whopping 25 years.
Equipped with a heater and a seatbelt and two stabilizing tires that retract, the Zerotracer has the comfort of a car but the excitement and aerodynamics of a motorbike. It has two seats and requires 0.7 liters of gasoline to travel 100 km. All of the components, including an electric engine from Brusa , are Swiss.
Wülser designed the Zerotracer with the specific purpose of traveling around the world in it, which he accomplished, starting with the Zero Emission Race Competition  in Geneva in August 2010. Along the way, they charged the bike at McDonalds, campsites and other public places, all of which were thrilled to help. Now the team at Designwerk  are working on building the world’s first electric truck!
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URLs in this post:
 Academy of Art and Design: http://www.fhnw.ch/hgk/imd/english-page/academy-of-art-and-design-hgk
 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi: http://inhabitat.com/exclusive-new-photos-plus-energy-masdar-city-in-abu-dhabi/
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 electric engine from Brusa: http://www.brusa.biz
 Zero Emission Race Competition: http://www.zero-race.com
 Designwerk: http://www.design-werk.ch/design-werk/
 + Zerotracer: http://www.zerotracer.com
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