Remember the electric motorcycle KillaCycle we highlighted back in April for breaking the quarter-mile motorcycle speed record? It's back in the news again - this time beating its own record recently.
The KillaCycle from A123Systems looks to be the first electric vehicle of any kind to beat eight seconds, going 7.824 and 7.991 seconds in two runs. The new official ¼ mile record is now set at 7.991 seconds at 168mph, according to A123Systems, with a 0-60mph time of under 1 second. The new record was set on Nov. 11 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.
The first time the record was set the KillaCycle was using a battery powered by A123Systems cells weighing 165 pounds and pumping out 350 horsepower. The manufacturer of the high-power, green-friendly batteries said this time around an improved battery delivered "more than 500 horsepower via 1210 A123 cells weighing 186 pounds." The motorcycle also sported newly tuned tuned power electronics, a larger 27” tire, and augmented gearing.
A123Systems calls its battery technology Nanophosphate.
written by Rob, November 13, 2007
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