A group of 14 students at the University of Zurich have created something monumental in the advancement of electric vehicles. The group of students were challenged with experiencing all the steps of creating a product. Although it looks like the team was missing a creative designer, the electrical and mechanical engineers have created something impressive. With it 1260 cell lithium-ion 15 kWh battery, this machine is capable of a 250 mile range.
One of the most impressive pieces of technology on this electric motorcycle is the electric motor design. The 2 wheel drive design incorporates the motors inside the front and rear hubs. This allows the braking capabilities of the front hub to recharge and generate power again. Going for more of high piece of technology then a work of art, there are some cool design features on the front. The front end is a trapezoidal fork design with a pretty cool front headlight designed. Although you mostly won’t see this thing go into production, it mostly definitely might pave the way for advancement in electric vehicle capabilities. Check them out on there website and facebook pages.
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