As the countdown towards the March 2019 launch date of the Strike, Lightning reveals the three charging options that will be available.
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Lightning Strike: Ending the Era of Slow Electric Motorcycle Charging
A major objection of electric motorcycle ownership has always been slow charging – often requiring many hours and limiting all-day riding and long distance touring ability. With the upcoming launch of the all-new Strike, Lightning intends to put an end to the era of slow electric motorcycle charging.
In line with this goal, Strike features the standardized Combined Charging System (CCS) enabling Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 DC fast charging from a single charge port. CCS not only provides Strike owners with maximum charging speed, but also the flexibility and convenience of charging anywhere.
Level 1 – Home Charging: Wake Up Everyday to a Full Charge
A significant benefit of electric vehicle ownership is the convenience of plugging in at home and waking up everyday to a full charge. With an included charge cable, Strike owners can plug into any 110v household outlet to fully charge overnight.
Level 2 – On The Go: Widespread Charging Network Access
The vast majority of public charging stations in the United States are J1772 Level 2 chargers found at many shopping centers, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, workplaces and urban areas. With Strike’s standard CCS charge port, owners have full access to the widespread J1772 network and can conveniently charge their bikes on-the-go.
Level 3 – Ultra Fast DC Charging: 100+ Miles of Range in 20 minutes
Whether riding hard all day or long distance, Strike owners will not be slowed down by charging speed. Using CCS Level 3 DC fast charging, Strike is capable of recharging over 100 miles of range in just 20 minutes, or a peak charging speed of 300 miles per hour.
Full Strike product details and unveiling will take place at the official Strike launch this month. With an ultra competitive starting price of $12,998, Strike offers more design, performance, range and technology than any other electric motorcycle in its segment – without exception.
About Lightning Motorcycles
Lightning Motorcycles manufactures the highest performing and most advanced electric motorcycles in the world. Our halo product, LS-218, pushes the boundaries of what is possible for an electric superbike by setting land speed records and winning the most competitive motorcycle races in the world.
Lightning was founded in 2009 in Silicon Valley with the mission of building two-wheel electric vehicles with superior performance, efficiency and affordability than current gasoline alternatives. Lightning is dedicated to developing highly advanced products that will attract new motorcycle riders based on ease of operation, accessible performance and superior rider experience.