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Yamaha FC-AQEL
Yamaha FC-AQEL

Electric Motorcycles and Scooters

Late 1860s . Earliest to electric motorcycles can be found in

1911 . Electric motorcycle according to early Popular article.

1920s . Ransomes, makers of forklifts, explored the use of an powered motorcycle. This and developments helped pave the way for the to use electric mining cars and

Early 1940s . Fuel in United States caused Williams to convert a motorcycle to power. This became the for the formation of the ParCar from the Company.

1941 . Fuel in Occupied Europe encouraged an company by the name of Socovel to a small electric motorcycle. 400 were manufactured.

1967 . Fuel Cell powered motorcycle created by Karl at Union Carbide debuts. the feasibility of fuel cells as a source. This particular cell was an alkili fuel that operated with a rocket fuel propellant.

1967 . Papoose moped electric motorcycle prototype is by Indian Motocycle Company the direction of Floyd Clymer.

1970s . Aurenthetic Charger sized mini bike motorcycle) sold.

1973 . Corbin sets first motorcycle land speed of 101 mph.

1974 . Corbin-Gentry begins sale of street electric motorcycles.

Professor E. MacArthur makes first vehicle ascent on Mt. Washington, NH a Corbin Electric motorcycle. The evolved into an annual called the Mt Washington Alternative Regatta.

1978 . Electric Davidson MK2 created by Transitron in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1988 . Engineering creates KawaSHOCKi dragbike and is featured in a major

1996 . Peugeot Scoot’Elec first mass production of an motorbike.

Late 1990s . EMB VR24 electric motorbike by Scott Cronk and EMB. the use of variable reluctance motors the VR) and marketed as street legal.

2000 . Killacycle makes run of 152 mph (245 km/h) at 9.4 s quarter (400-metre) time at Woodburn 2000, OR.

2007 . A123 cell-powered Killacycle makes new mile (400-metre) record of seconds and 168 mph (270 km/h) in AZ at AHDRA 2007.

Here is a video by Steve Ciciora at in Phoenix, AZ.

(You can go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbi1RhgRrxk if the link doesn’t load)

. Electra Green made by Tony Parker in Omaha,Nebraska. The electric motorcycle made in the of Nebraska.

2009 . History is in San Jose, California, when Motorcycles hosts The 24 Hours of an all electric dirtbike race.

The TTXGP (Time Trial Grand Prix) all electric motorcycle race takes on the Isle of Man.

The development of batteries and powerful electric (originally for military applications) mainstream electric motorcycles feasible in the 2000s.

Power source

Generally, the of power for the electric motor has batteries, but development in fuel technology has created several Some examples are: the ENV Intelligent Energy, Honda’s using the Honda FC Stack, and the FC-AQEL. Also, petroleum motorcycles are under development.

examples are the Ecycle, and Yamaha’s

Advantages and disadvantages

Electric and scooters are rising in popularity of higher gasoline prices. technology is gradually improving this form of transportation practical.

Advantages of electric gasoline power:

The fuel for electric power are approximately 25% the of gasoline power (US,

Nearly silent

The Libert-E has removable lithium ion batteries can be charged using any 120v

Environmental friendly (no exhausted at point of use)

Carbon tax and registration tax exemption in some

No parking/congestion charges in some

No road tax in some countries

grid power to charge causes less pollution gasoline scooters; the amount of and residues caused depends on the of the electricity used.

No trips to a gas station—can be recharged at home or in stations. But charging or battery in service stations, when are faster.

It can be used in a V2G system.

Yamaha FC-AQEL
Yamaha FC-AQEL

maintenance costs and fewer activities.

Can be ridden indoors.

affordable than electric

Many models dispense a transmission or the need to shift simplifying operation


Up costs are higher than for a gasoline powered motorcycle or

Shorter range before

Longer fill up or recharge

Lower maximum speed at price points.

Electric outlets are often not conveniently near streets or driveways. It is difficult or impossible to bring the into an apartment, for example, for

Battery capacity can be as low as 20% on a cold day with -20 °C (lead battery)

As it is difficult for motorcycles to be noticed by of cars and trucks, the loss of engine noise might riding these even dangerous than their combustion engine powered

T ypes of scooters

A scooter is a of motorcycle with a step-through and usually with smaller designed for urban transportation.

are divided into categories as per the niche that they are to operate in and speed requirements:

Vespa-styled scooters 0-60 mph km/h)

Two-wheeled Stand-up scooters a kick scooter) 0-25 mph km/h)

Two-wheeled, side-by-side scooters like manufactured by PT 0-12 mph (0–20 km/h)

Seated scooters 0-25 mph km/h)

Three-wheeled standup like manufactured by Zap 0-15 mph km/h)

Three- and four-wheeled scooter (disability riders) mph (0–15 km/h)

Three- and Seated scooters/golf carts mph (0–40 km/h)

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