STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

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).

STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

Facts & Figures

General

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

Chassis

Mainframe Self-developed aluminium sheet frame
Thanks to: Soltech Fijnmetaal
Front suspension Hossack
Thanks to: CoMaTech and Innometaal
Rear suspension Double swingarm
Thanks to: AMT Group
Damping Custom shock absorbers
Thanks to: TFX Suspension
Front tyre Roadsmart II (120/70)
Thanks to: Dunlop Motorcycle
Rear tyre Roadsmart II (190/55)
Thanks to: Dunlop Motorcycle
STORM Pulse

STORM Pulse

Powertrain

Motor Emrax 228
Thanks to: Enstroj
Power (Nominal) 35 kW
Power (Maximum) 70 kW
Torque (Nominal) 120 Nm
Torque (Maximum) 240 Nm
Transmission Smeshgear
Thanks to: Smesh

Energy storage

Battery technology Lithium-ion
Format 18650
Fixture Phase Change Material (PCC)
Casing Aluminium
Thanks 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