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Electric bike completes 80-day trip around world for $400
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/25/2013 @ 1:34 am In Diversions,Money,World | No Comments
(OilPrice) An electric motorcycle known as the Zerotracer has recently completed an 80 day trip around the world, which it completed for a cost of just $400, making it the world’s most efficient luxury vehicle.
The Zerotracer uses lithium-polymer batteries to power a Brusa electric motor. Lithium-polymer batteries are a type of lithium-ion battery, except that they are incredibly energy dense, last longer than normal lithium-ion batteries, and can discharge their stored electricity much faster, providing larger bursts of power to the motor.
The batteries can be charged from flat to full capacity in two hours using a 240 volt plug, and their durability means that they can survive 2,000 charges, with one full charge lasting 250km. That means that the Zerotracer can travel 500,000km before it needs to replace its batteries, more than 12 times around the globe.
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