Ion Horse, a wind-powered electric superbike has been developed by Kingston University; the leading universities of UK and backed by Britain’s leading green energy company, is taking to the famous Isle of Man TT raceway to become the first electric bike to average 100 mph over the course of the one-lap race.
£150,000 (about $245,000) to produce superbike; Ion Horse has been developed from the ground up by a team at Kingston University London (KUL) and integrate major features which are unnoticed on an electric bike before. Ion Horse, lithium polymer cobalt cells power the bike from 0-60mph in 3 seconds, with a top speed of 140mph. These include an exclusive latest direct drive system anticipated to give the team the competition edge, whose accurate details are being kept closely under wraps.
According to the official reports from Company, the team is being backed by Ecotricity; Britain’s first green energy company, as part of its mission to assist and make sport more sustainable and show that electric vehicles can be fast and fun without damaging the earth. The new electric bike will totally powered by wind energy, from Ecotricity’s fleet of 52 windmills.
Dale Vince; Ecotricity founder in October 2010 has revealed the all-British Nemesis wind-powered sports car, capable of 0-100mph in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. The TT Zero race electric superbikes from all over the world compete around the Isle of Man’s twisting 37 mile road circuit. The first electric bike to do a 100mph lap will receive a £10,000 prize from the Isle of Man Government; which has unclaimed from the time when the race began in 2009.