Lightning Motorcycles SuperBike to Come With 15-Minute Quick Charging Option?

4 years ago by Mark Kane 1

Lightning SuperBike connected to DC fash charger

Lightning SuperBike connected to DC fast charger

Lightning SuperBike connected to DC fash charger

Lightning SuperBike connected to DC fast charger

It seems that Lightning Motorcycles joined the SAE combo charging standard alliance by introducing, at Sacramento International Auto Show, the possibility of quick charging its electric motorcycle.

In the photos, we see Efacec’s charger, which on the right side has a CHAdeMO plug and on the left a CCS plug.

According to Lightning Motorcycles’ Facebook page, the power of DC should reduce charging time to fifteen minutes.

“Filling up at the Sacramento International Auto Show.”

“We could do a full charge in about 15 minutes with this!”

Lightning Motorcycles isn’t the first bike maker to consider quick charging.  That honor goes to Zero Motorcycles, who offers an optional CHAdeMO accessory.

For the time being, we don’t know for sure if DC charging is already included in Lightning SuperBike package, but we do know Lightning showed off the capability.

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One response to "Lightning Motorcycles SuperBike to Come With 15-Minute Quick Charging Option?"

  1. Interesting. Here in California, one company, NRG/eVgo will install 200 Frankenplug charge stations in the four major urban areas in the state over 4 years. Of course, that doesn’t start until certain requirements are met, which is not the case yet.

    So, only one is installed as a demonstration in San Diego. Each of those 200 stations will, however, have a CHAdeMO station, in addition to the many hundreds of other CHAdeMO public charge stations.

    Here’s the rub with a Frankenplug motorcycle. Most people want to ride them away from the urban areas in the gigantic California motorcycle market, and right now there aren’t Frankenplugs to use even in the urban areas. Heck, I may want to ride from Mexico to Canada this next summer, and right now I can do that with a Tesla Supercharger equipped car and do most of it with a CHAdeMO equipped vehicle. Or ride to the urban center of San Diego!

    The somewhat good news is that the rider could carry a huge, clunky Tesla CHAdeMO adaptor that is modified to handle the Frankenplug port.

    Yuk.