Mission Motors rider Steve Rapp led from start to finish to win the Laguna Seca round of the TTXGP and FIM e-Power championships. The race was significant both because it demonstrated the improvements made in electric motorcycle racing over the last year, but also because it was the first joint event held by the two […]
Tron Light Cycle From New Electric Motorcycle Company; Evolve
Escaping our EICMA coverage until now is this iridescent stunner, a running model of the Light Cycles seen in the movie, Tron. Constructed of fiberglass, rolling on 32-inch hubless wheels and powered by a 60ah lithium ion battery system and 40,000w motor, Evolve claims the standard Xenon has a top speed of 70mph, a range of 30 miles and a three-hour charge time. For $55,000 you can order a standard Xenon from Evolve or, for $10,000 more, you can get the XR model which increases range up to 100 miles with a 120ah battery pack, which requires one additional hour of charge time. Evolve says turn around from date of order to delivery is approximately 45 days.
Evolve is working on a more realistic two-wheeler, the Lithium concept sportbike. Evolve says they already have a running version of this streetfighteresque motorcycle that they claim will have a 100-mile range, a maximum speed of 100mph and a charge time of 3.5 hours. Look for it to be available in early 2013 at an as of now undetermined price.
The bread and butter of Evolve’s model line-up is its electric scooters: Zinc, Helium, Neon, Titanium. Prices range from $2900 for the Zinc to $5400 for the Titanium or you can upgrade to the XR version of each model for a $1500 price increase. Ranges vary from 40 miles for the base model Zinc to 110 miles for the XR version.
Evolve is a new electric transportation company with handful of dealers located in major metropolitan areas primarily on the East and West coasts. To order a Xenon, find a local dealer or read more about the company’s products contact Evolve directly at www.evolvemotorcycles.com.