While you might have passed last weekend throwing shrimps on the barbie, the people involved with the TTXGP electric motorcycle racing series were busy. Like, three-races-on three-continents busy. To sum up the action; Team Segway Racing MotoCzysz dominated the final event on the North American TTXGP calender while Brammo put together enough points to become season champion, Münch Racing handily won in Sweden and Voltron vanquished all at the TTXGP/eFX event in Australia.
Just because an electric bicycle gives off zero tailpipe emissions and does its part to save the planet doesn't mean it's going to protect the rider. A friend of a Wired reporter recently bought a Brammo Enertia ebike in Oregon and began a cross-country trip back to Atlanta. The rider, Nathan Abbott, knew that it would be a tough ride – the bike's range is a paltry 40 miles and the entire trip was 3,800 miles. Not exactly an easy journey, but he learned one thing early on:
What, exactly, is an Anti-Scooter? Well, that's a really good question, and we wish we had a good answer for you. Instead, all we have is rumor and innuendo... but that'll have to do for now. According to our friends at Asphalt and Rubber, Brammo is getting ready to launch its second two-wheeled electric vehicle, and it's known internally as the Anti-Scooter.
If we're honest, most decisions in the business world, especially in the auto industry, aren't made for altruistic reasons. Money is the name of the game, and as the environment is becoming a much talked about issue around the dinner table, many automakers are realizing that it's in their best interest, financially speaking, to develop greener vehicles.