TARC 96V Electric Bike Shows at EV Taiwan [Video]
This machine is 100% MIT, with MIT meaning Made in Taiwan, and with no relationship with the Massachusetts institute. The 96V bike is powered by a STOBA battery, created in Taiwan and being capable of storing 180Wh/kg, compared to the 110Wh LiFePO4 batteries currently offer. This accounts for the 70Ah energy pack inside the bike.
The 96V machine rolls with a Kymco chassis and a 15kW induction motor, being capable of delivering the acceleration of a 750cc-class bike and offering a 70 km (43.5 miles) range with a top speed of 120km/h (74.5 mph).
What's even nicer is the fact that things are running smooth and this is not a prototype bike: there already are 20 such machines out in the wild being tested and gathering data. We'd like to see such a bike in showrooms: the pulled-back bars remind us of Honda's DN1 machine and it's uncanny but ultra-aggressive looks. Via TechVehi.
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