STORM Pulse Electric Motorcycle To Go From Europe To China

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The Eindhoven University of Technology student research team behind the electric STORM Pulse motorcycle will be sending it on a cross country trip from Europe to China later this month, according to recent reports.

STORM electric motorcycle

The trip will be undertaken by two of the researchers behind the electric motorcycle project, and is intended to spread the word about electric transportation to the nations and peoples passed along the way.

The manager of strategy for the group, Yuri Steinbuch, noted that a motorcycle was chosen (rather than a different type of vehicle) because the designers wanted to demonstrate the value of electric vehicles to “real petrol heads.”

“Compared to other mobility industries, the motorcycle industry has always been very conservative, favoring tradition over innovation. With STORM Pulse, we want to show what’s possible with e-mobility and help it gain widespread acceptance. Overcoming these barriers is essential if we are to create greener, more sustainable means of transport,” Steinbuch continued.

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The electric motorcycle tour will begin in Germany later this month and proceed across Asia, ending up in Shanghai on September 24. About two dozen Eindhoven students will accompany the motorcycles as they make their way around the world.

The second generation STORM Pulse motorcycles feature an innovative modular battery design which enables them to be charged from any electrical source whether a private home or public location.That flexibility will make it possible to recharge the machines everywhere they go, despite electrical standards that vary widely from country to country and sometime even within a country.

Each day during the journey, the motorcycle will drive between 8 am and 7 pm for approximately 500 kilometers. The students will sleep in tents or with local hotel sponsors along the way.

“STORM embodies realities of today. Electric vehicles can drive long distances, can be cool and can be available to anyone. As we can see in China, electric mobility is growing day by day, and STORM shows us that this development is not unique to China,” Steinbuch concluded.

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