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Ped Baker  says:

Electric coast to coast record set

American firm Moto-Electra has set a coast-to-coast world record for electric vehicles. The team rode 2500-miles on the trans-continental run, crossing the USA in three and a half days using the same battery. The 84.5 hour feat was completed by riding 24 hours a day, stopping every two hours in order to charge the battery for one hour. Built around a...

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

If I buy one of these bikes, will it come complete with a chase vehicle and generator? If not, I'm not buying one. Can't see the point myself as this doesn't relate to riding in the real world.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Average speed 44mph

That's average while it was moving. Including the charging, it was 30mph. Still, during that 28 hours of enforced inactivity, they probably sent a whole bunch of telegrams and got a powerful lot of whittling done.

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scotsmaninusa

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long way to go

before they will compete with tesla,they got one to travel 300 on a single charge.

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sack1

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sack1 says:

This relates..

..to the "real" world by pushing current technologies just a bit further. Think back when internal combustion engines were taking a firm hold. Endeavors like this and racing, pushing prevailing technologies further with each step, tends to trickle down to what we as consumers will find available to us one day..maybe? I congratulate them.

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exceledsteve

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exceledsteve says:

Interesting choice

of styling for a vehicle that is pushing the limits of technology for the future of motorised transport. I'm with Sackman though in applauding their efforts to showcase this technology with this trip but I'm not sure they've achieved too much considering there are other systems currently available that will go further and longer on a single charge. Bloody good excuse for a road trip though. What they have highlighted in order for the range issue to be overcome is the need for the country to be bristling with charging sites with access to whittling paraphernalia while you wait. The DVD will be out soon... 'The Long Wait in Town'.

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bob9t9

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bob9t9 says:

Spot on Rogorborg

Slower than a scooter and slightly faster than a pushbike. I can see how the team would be chuffed but it's not really relevant to the world. Until the "25 - 30 charging stations" stop running off coal fuelled power stations it's all bollocks anyway.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Fuel Cells

When a fuel cell powered electrical motorcycle comes out with a 200+ mile range that can be refueled in less than 5 minutes comes out, I will consider buying one.

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