The STORM team from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, has developed the first touring electric motorcycle - the STORM Pulse.
It's equipped with a huge 28.5 kWh battery, which enables up to 380 km (236 miles) of electric range - something that is highly appreciated when you are also planning for a 40,000 km journey around the world in 80 days.
"STORM Eindhoven's mission is to develop an electric motorcycle to show the world the potential of sustainable mobility.
The team envisions sustainable transportation is the way to go, and convince the world of this by letting everyone experience it up close. Therefore, in summer 2016, the team will race around the world in 80 days, gaining energy by visiting its supporters. With your help, we will ride further than any electric vehicle has done before. "
The battery pack consist of swappable modules with 18650 lithium-ion cells. Changing the battery takes just 7 minutes, but you can also charge it in eight hours (on normal L2) or 38 minutes fast (to 80%).
With a 70 kW electric motor, and 240 Nm of torque, the STORM Pulse can accelerate to 100 km/h in 5 seconds. Top speed stands at 160 km/h (100 mph).
Facts & Figures
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 5.0 seconds Top speed 160 km/h Range 380 km Length 2170 mm Wheelbase 1540 mm Height 1480 mm Width 760 mm Weight (Touring) 340 kg Weight (Empty) 160 kg
Mainframe Self-developed aluminium sheet frameThanks to: Soltech Fijnmetaal Front suspension HossackThanks to: CoMaTech and Innometaal Rear suspension Double swingarmThanks to: AMT Group Damping Custom shock absorbersThanks to: TFX Suspension Front tyre Roadsmart II (120/70)Thanks to: Dunlop Motorcycle Rear tyre Roadsmart II (190/55)Thanks to: Dunlop Motorcycle
Motor Emrax 228Thanks to: Enstroj Power (Nominal) 35 kW Power (Maximum) 70 kW Torque (Nominal) 120 Nm Torque (Maximum) 240 Nm Transmission SmeshgearThanks to: Smesh
Battery technology Lithium-ion Format 18650 Fixture Phase Change Material (PCC) Casing AluminiumThanks to: Sapa Extrusion Capacity (Touring) 28.5 kWh Capacity (Race) 14.25 kWh Cartridges (Touring) 24 Cartridges (Race) 12 Swapping time 7 minutes Charging time 8 hours Fastcharging time (0-80%) 38 minutes