A team from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a touring electric motorcycle it calls the STORM Pulse.
A 28.5 kWh battery pack enables up to 236 miles of range. The pack is made up of swappable modules made up of 18650 lithium-ion cells. The battery pack can be swapped for a fully-charged one in 7 minutes, and can also be charged using Level 2 or DC fast charging.
“STORM Eindhoven’s mission is to develop an electric motorcycle to show the world the potential of sustainable mobility. Therefore, in summer 2016, the team will race around the world in 80 days, gaining energy by visiting its supporters. With your help, we will ride further than any electric vehicle has done before.”
The STORM Pulse sports a 70 kW Emrax 228 electric motor with 240 N-m of torque. It goes 0-60 in 5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 100 mph.