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MotoCzysz E1pc: The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 10, 2010 @ 9:30 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 3 Comments

motorcycle, isle of man, electric motorcyle [1]Photo by AmadeusPhotography.com [2]

Want to know what the future of electric motorcycling [3] looks like? Kindly direct your attention towards the MotoCzysz E1pc, a futuristic-looking electric bike that has 10 times the battery power of a Prius, 2.5 times the torque of a Ducati, and a top speed 140 MPH. For some perspective, the bike’s closest electric competitor in this week’s Isle of Man [4] TT motorcycle competition reached a top speed of 102 MPH during practice.

motorcycle, isle of man, electric motorcyle,MotoCzysz E1pc, ducati [5]Photo by AmadeusPhotography.com [2]

Some more impressive stats: the MotoCzysz E1pc contains hand-assembled lithium-polymer batteries that can be swapped out in seconds and an electric motor that runs at 500 volts (fast enough to split a mechanic’s hand in two). During practice for the Isle of Man competition, the bike managed to make a 94.6 MPH lap.

Eventually, MotoCzysz plans to develop a range of production electric motorcycles [6] for green speed demons. This week, though, we recommend keeping your eyes on the bike as it puts its non-electric competitors to shame in the Isle of Man race.

+ MotoCzysz [7]

Via Gizmodo [8]

Photos by AmadeusPhotography.com [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/10/motoczysz-e1pc-the-worlds-most-advanced-electric-motorcycle/moto3/

[2] AmadeusPhotography.com: http://amadeusphotography.com/

[3] electric motorcycling: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/27/diy-hyper-modified-honda-motorcycle-hits-214-mpg/

[4] Isle of Man: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/16/transportation-tuesday-inaugural-electric-motorbike-grand-prix/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/10/motoczysz-e1pc-the-worlds-most-advanced-electric-motorcycle/moto2/

[6] motorcycles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/29/the-governator-offers-1500-rebate-for-electric-motorcycles/

[7] + MotoCzysz: http://www.motoczysz.com

[8] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5559442/say-hello-to-the-worlds-most-advanced-electric-motorcycle?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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