Around the world on electric motorbikes in 80 days

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) students plan to travel around the world in eighty days on homemade electric motorbikes. The STORM student team will present its plan in Boxtel on 2 October. Race car driver Michael Bleekemolen will open the 80 Day Race.

To prove to the world that electric vehicles aren’t just eco-friendly, emission-free, and silent, but also ready to match performances by fuelled vehicles, STORM is building a series of electric motorbikes. The team goal: is to travel around the world comfortably, safely and as quickly as possible in eighty days.

If the TU/e students complete their trip, they might secure a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest trip on an electric motorbike. The race will start in Europe in 2016 and comprises of eight stages. The itinerary includes visiting five continents, travelling a distance of 40,000 kilometres and taking part in events in major cities around the world.

Any form of transportation is allowed, as long as it isn’t powered by fossil fuels or a combustion engine. The TU/e team is the first participating team to be announced to the world. The board of the 80 Days Race, the STORM members, several TU/e staff as well as 80 Day Race ambassadors will attend the event on 2 October. The presentation (invite only) is scheduled from 4-5PM.


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