Zero Motorcycles Sets New Record with First Electric 24-Hour Offroad Event

Electric vehicles, no matter if we're talking about cars or motorcycles, give us a glimpse into how the future of passenger transportation will look like, experts around the world say every once in a while. But even so, there are some people that can't simply imagine themselves traveling in an all-electric vehicle, citing the driving pleasure, the performance and the reduced range as the reasons. This is where the 24 Hours of Electricross comes out.

The event hosted by Zero Motorcycles and sponsored by a wide range of popular brands was supposed to show the world that all-electric motorcycles can easily face a 24-hour race, without the need for any other adjustments than batteries.

More than 50 competitors from all over the world raced for 24 hours straight, setting several world records plus a Guinness World Record.

"This event proved that electric technology can endure the same level of competition as their gas-powered counterparts, however, the power resources to compete are drastically different. The total cost to power all 10 motorcycles for 24 hours was approximately $100," said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles. "From New Mexico to Canada to the UK, teams traveled from across the globe to participate in this record-setting race and to be a part of history."

Edward Fields and Bryan Stolle, co-captains, Team HotChalks MDV, said the race was the perfect moment to prove the world that electric motorcycles represent a worthy solution when it comes to alternative transportation options.

"The 24 Hours of Electricross, hosted by Zero Motorcycles, was the perfect event to showcase what electric motorcycle technology can accomplish. Our team worked very hard to win this race and we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome," they said.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Bogdan Popa
Bogdan Popa profile photo

Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories