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Old 08-13-2016, 03:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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An electric STORM is about to circulate the earth

The STORM team is about to set off on its 80 day journey around the world - on an electric motorbike:
https://www.storm-eindhoven.com/news...d-tour-kickoff
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After 2 years of preparation, the moment is finally here. 23 students from Eindhoven University of Technology will start the greatest challenge they have ever faced: in 80 days around the world on a self-designed electric motorcycle. During this ultimate adventure the batteries are exclusively charged using local electricity networks to show what electric mobility is capable of already.

https://www.storm-eindhoven.com/World_Tour_2016

The batteries are modular, so they can take off units to shed weight to accommodate for bad roads and difficult circumstances. And of course the batteries can be swapped when empty.

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What a unique idea. Something no one has done! 80 days- WOW!!! I guess that electric motorcycle with that l-o-n-g trailer to carry solar panels gave up in 79 days.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The STORM World Tour has hit the USA and is making great progress, up to 700 km per day. They'll spend today at leisure in San Francisco though.

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Interesting. Wonder why they are using 110v to charge than 220v? Every (almost every) place that has 110 has 220. Plus most/many industrial places have more power choices available. Many commercial places have 220 three phase and some have 440.
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The Boss Hoss is maybe interesting in a novelty sort of way and not really a very practical way to transport ones self around. But then again it was not meant to be practical in a ecomodder way.

Something as heavy as this electric bike would seem to be, just tipping over would be much more of a likely problem than being blown over. So streamlining would be worth whatever perceived excess added weight for the benefit it would provide in reducing one of the larger power robbing aspects of moving it down the road. Not to mention the added usable lockable and weather proof storage space an intelligently designed streamlined fairing could provide. They would seem to be ignoring an obvious (at least to most ecomodders) performance enhancement at their own peril IMO.

Also, it would seem to me that streamlining the tail end where the relative moving air needs to reattach to approximate laminar flow as much as possible would be more beneficial than just "rounding off" the front of the bike for rider comfort. Or am I wrong about that assumption and that the front and rear are near equal in aerodynamic drag importance?
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700 km a day is outstanding mileage I am also impressed it can do that charging on lowly 110v.

it must draw massive amperage I am thinking at least 60A or 6600W
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The tail section is critical.

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