The TU/e student team, STORM Eindhoven, presented its electric touring motorcycle yesterday. ‘STORM Pulse’ is the world’s first long-distance electric motorcycle.
STORM Eindhoven’s mission is to improve the global image of sustainable transport. The team will be riding this motorcycle around the world in 80 days in 2016 during its ‘STORM World Tour’ to demonstrate the potential of sustainable transport. The journey will take them through Europe, Asia and North America, covering a distance of 26,000 kilometres.
The students believe their motorcycle to be a perfect example of electric transport: quiet, efficient and, with a range of 380 kilometres on a single charge, it offers an unprecedented sense of freedom.
Television presenter Rick Nieman has already signed up to the project as its ambassador. Apart from Nieman’s love of motorcycling, he was taken most of all by the team’s enthusiasm: "I think it’s very special to be involved in the development of the first electric touring motorcycle".
Over the next few weeks STORM Pulse will be touring Europe.
Photo: Bart van Overbeeke
Edited by: Hanny van Belkom