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Moto Electra Racing Attempts the Fastest Continental Crossing on an Electric Bike

Inspired by the first continental crossing in a gas-powered car back in 1903, Moto Electra Racing will set out from Jacksonville, Florida to the Santa Monica Pier in California, on the 3rd of June.
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The cross-country race will have TTXGP racer Thad Wolff riding a Norton-themed electric bike in an attempt to set a record for the quickest continental crossing on such a machine.

The distance Wolff and his e-Norton have to cover is about 2,500 miles (4,022 km) and Moto Electra Racing estimates they will need around 3 days for the trip. No less than 20 stops will be most likely needed, according to the team estimations: the bike should cruise at around 70 mph (112.6 km/h), with 2 hours of riding an one hour for charging.

As for the Norton, this bike which aims to write its name in the history books packs a huge battery pack: 19-20 kWh, almost double than what e-bike manufacturers offer at the moment, and even some 20% more than a Chevy Volt.

While no data on the future availability of an electric Norton has surfaced, Autoblog says that some of their private discussions with Moto Electra Racing hints to such a possibility.

Oh, and June 3rd brings one more cool electric bike...

 
 
 
 
 

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