We recently told you about Moto Electra‘s bold attempt to drive an electric motorcycle across the United States in just 3 days – and on June 6th the team accomplished this world record-breaking feat! Battling temperatures over 100 degrees, punishing rain and bike repairs, the racing team hit their goal while showing the world the potential of electric motors.
As the sun rose bright and early in Jacksonville, Florida, the Moto Electra racing team was saddled up and ready to go. But by the afternoon, rain had forced the team to stop. They didn’t let that get them down, and within the hour, the team was back up and moving, despite the downpour.
Over the next few days, the team would stop now and then for a little bit of rest, to recharge the bike’s battery, to address issues with the charging equipment, and to replace the headlight and change out the throttle. During the Texas leg of the journey, temperatures creeped above 100 degrees, and the team took turns swapping riders to make it through the grueling leg. As they neared the Texas border, rider Thad Wolff exclaimed, “I look forward to getting the hell outta Texas!”
After battling Los Angeles traffic, the team pulled into the finish line on the Santa Monica pier on the evening of 6th as the sun set over the Pacific. The team achieved the first coast-to-coast run on an electric bike in under 3.5 days. According to the team, the bike and the batteries performed as well as they’d hoped, showing the world just what green technology can accomplish.