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Eva Håkansson – with passion for electric drive November 11, 2008

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Electric Motorcycle photo

Welcome to my world of powerful, mean, green machines

Eva Håkansson.

Electric Motorcycle No Need for Gasoline photo

Eva Håkansson’s Electrocat Electric Motorcycle

The bike above is Electrocat, and the rider is Eva Håkansson. She has built Electrocat with her father, Sven Håkansson, and it is one of the first street-legal electric motorcycles in Sweden. It is based on a Cagiva Freccia C12R model year 1990, but it runs completely on batteries, My question is, why there are not a lot more people building bikes such as this. There are so many bikes on the road today that are still running on fossil fuels. As battery technology improves I look ford to all the new electric powered vehicles being produced.  The road is just a plugin away.

Electric Motorcycle Batteries and electric motor photo

In the picture above you can see the Electrocat’s “Thunder Sky litihum-iron-phosphate cells and the original Briggs & Stratton Etek motor”. charging this beast takes no longer then 7 hours and the charge lasts for 80 km (50 miles) per charge at 70 km/h (44 mph). You can learn more about the Electrocat on Eva’s great website.