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Honours shared in first-ever Eco Enduro

Honours were shared in the world’s first-ever Eco Enduro for electric-powered motorcycles, held in Svanemoellen kaserne, Copenhagen French Enduro champion, Fabien Planet was the top rider in the forest-stages. 19-year-old Dane, Stefan K. Olsen, triumphed in the Super Finals. The FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro achieved tremendous international attention with top officials from the United Nations using their day off from the...

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Edgar Jessop


Aug 03

Posts: 26

Edgar Jessop says:

It's not zero polluting....

...if the electricity used to charge the bikes' batteries comes from a gas, oil or coal fired power station - eg the types of power station that currently produce the vast majority of the world's electricity.

In fact, it's quite possible the eco bikes were more polluting, depending on the relative efficieny of extracting energy from petrol and using it to directly power a bike compared to using oil or coal to heat up water to make steam to drive turbines to drive generators to produce energy which then suffers massive losses in transit as it is transported to the end user via overhead power lines....

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Dec 09

Posts: 3


IF is the operative word here...

What if, like a lot of Sweden and Denmark the electricity is derived from Geo thermal power or Hydro electric power?  or the bikes were powered by in house generators powered by Bio diesel? It would make the bikes VERY GREEN indeed wouldn't it!
Then most of Edgars points just disappear really.

We are reaching the end of the petrol age now in much the same way as steam was overtaken by petrol. As you can see from the above report Electric Bikes are here and can only grow in popularity. Quantiya and Zero are leading the way and it will not be long before the major manufacturers follow suit in search of hard to find profits in the motorcycle sector.

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