Pros and Cons of the Electric Motorcycle
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Love them or loathe them, electric vehicles are here to stay. Electric cars are already highly practical: Tesla’s Model S can go over 300 miles on a charge, and even the subcompact Chevy Bolt EV hatchback is supposedly able to go 238 miles. But those are cars, and the Tesla’s battery weighs 1200 pounds, the Bolt’s 960. Not so practical for a motorcycle, where the whole vehicle needs to weigh about half that.
What’s really needed to make the electric motorcycle really take off, of course, is new battery technology that allows those electricity-storage containers to get lighter and smaller.
Or for more folks to be urban, traveling at slower speeds over shorter distances.
Low maintenance... Instant torque... Silent running... Not hot and stinky... [Blah Blah Blah... usual stuff...]
[More usual Blah Blah] ... Range anxiety... Charging time (just ignore how long it takes to swap packs...)
Apparently the Energica Evo is "exotic"... apparently including the weight at 570 pounds (bet it's hard to pedal...)
No more mechanicing in the garage
If you liked to play with your tools while listening to your Zamfir CDs and tuning out the world, electric motorcycles will give you less opportunity to do that, but then they’re great for running to the Harbor Freight yet again while you work on the old Triumph. For the vast majority of people interested in electrics, the lack of maintenance is a selling point, not a detractor.
Sounds like somebuddy doesn't know watt a Volt-Ohm-Ammeter is about.
Fewer funny Youtube crashes
Apparently, some crashes are "funny"... I laughed like crazy to see that guy try and ride LFPs Death Bike.
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).
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(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
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