One of the most common critiques about electric motorcycles is the limited range available in their lithium-ion batteries. Motorcycle tour company Edelweiss Bike Travel will put those concerns to the test, with its new zero-emission Alps Electric Tour. The week-long tour package includes five days of riding through the Austrian Alps, covering from 70 to […]
Brammo’s Enertia Electric Bike Off to Washington D.C. [video]
42 miles at a time
Its no accident that two riders representing Brammo started their PR road trip earlier this week from Ann Arbor, MI to Washington, DC. It also the happens to be about the same route CEO’s took from the big three, but instead of asking for a handout they are only looking to promote electric transportation as a solution to the transportation “crisis”.
The trip is about 520 miles and will take them about a week and a half (Google maps claims the trip should take 8 hours), hopefully because they are sight seeing or visiting family and friends along the way, unfortunately its more likely it will take this long due to the limited range of the batteries in the Enertia bike.
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The electric bike can go up to 60 mph and has a range of 42 miles but takes about 4 hours to charge on a standard 110 V outlet, they claim the trip will only cost $4 in electricity. Another big negative on the Enertia is the price tag, $11,995, the bikes are available at Best Buy.
If your interested in following the trip click here.