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Posted on June 1, 2010 by  & 

Record breaking pure electric motorcycles

Eva Håkansson describes herself as a hardcore "EV geek" with a green heart and passion for power and speed. She is owner of the electric motorcycles ElectroCat and KillaJoule and part of the KillaCycle racing team. A graduate student at University of Denver, she is married to Bill Dube who works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA.
KillaCycle is the world's fastest electric motorcycle. It achieved zero to 60 mph in less than one second and 176 MPH (282 km/h) using A123 batteries.


Eva Håkansson and her ElectroCat pure electric motorcycle
Source: Eva Håkansson
The "KillaJoule" electric streamliner motorcycle was born in their garage in 2010. " This 18 feet (6 meter) long baby will be piloted by me at the Bonneville Salt Flats in September. The goal for this year is to break the present electric motorcycle record of 176 MPH (282 km/h) with a good margin. The ultimate goal is to take the overall motorcycle record of 368 MPH (589 km/h), but that will take a couple of years," said Eva Håkansson.

The first rough version of the KillaJoule body in CAD.

Source: Bill Dube
The next step is to do aerodynamics modeling to optimize the shape.
Eva Håkansson and Bill Dube will talk at the IDTechEx "Future of Electric Vehicles" event in San Jose California 7-8 December, with optional Master classes and visits to local EV companies on 6 and 8 December. See Future of Electric Vehicles a global event on the whole electric vehicle market, covering all forms of EVs.

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Posted on: June 1, 2010

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