September 8, 2009

ION: Battery-powered prototype sportsbike looks good

Tom Miceli, who has a BS degree in Industrial Design from the Appalachian State University in the US, has designed an electric sportsbike – ION – and a fully functional prototype is now ready. Tom, who designed and constructed the ION in a single semester, has used an 84-volt lithium-ion battery on the bike, which powers a three-phase AC motor that produces 34kW and 142Nm of torque.

The ION has a range of 100km and a top speed of 130km/h. A full recharge takes six hours. Seems like a neat piece of work to us.

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