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AddYates' record-setting electric airplane gets new battery pack

No, Chip Yates doesn't get range anxiety. The record-setting pilot and motorcycle rider made recent news by testing out a new, EnerDel-made battery pack in the battery-electric Long-ESA airplane he set a speed record with a year ago. Yates' 20-minute flight last week got him up to 5,500 feet and he hit 175 miles per hour at "less than 50 percent throttle." Yates, whose 258-horsepower plane now has twice the battery output as last year, is shooting for 250 mph.

AddChip Yates to defend Pikes Peak title with Lightning Motorcycles

There's nothing like conflict to make a story more compelling, and in the man-against-nature drama that is the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, we can add-man-against-man to the electric motorcycle portion of the event.

AddChip Yates announces plan to trace historic Lindbergh transatlantic flight in electric aircraft

Chip Yates retired his electric motorcycle last year after setting records at the Mohave Mile and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and notching several (slower than Lightning) FIM World Land Speed achievements on the Bonneville Salt Flats. If you thought he was done with his pursuit of battery-powered feats, however, you have underestimated just how crazy this Californian is. Case in point? He's just announced a plan to trace the path Charles Lindbergh took during his historic flight from Ne

AddChip Yates bringing electric monster to attack Pikes Peak *UPDATE

If you happen to be the holder of the Pikes Peak electric motorcycle hill-climbing record and wanted to successfully defend your title this year, you better start buffing up your bike now. Hell For Leather has revealed that Chip Yates is bringing his road racing monster to the mountain. But it's not the same bike you saw getting some podium action at a recent WERA event. It's now stronger, yet, more refined.

AddVIDEO: Complete race footage of Swigz Pro Racing's monster electric superbike

Chip Yates aboard the Swigz Pro Racing electric superbike – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddSwigz Pro Racing electric superbike gets first track test at Infineon Raceway [w/video]

Swigz Pro Racing electric superbike testing at Infineon Raceway – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddExcluded from TTXGP and ePower series, Swigz Pro Racing will compete against gassers

Swigz Pro Racing superbike with team owner and rider Chip Yates – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddChip Yates cries foul after rule change, won't compete in 2011 TTXGP

Swigz Pro Racing superbike with KERS – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddChip Yates reveals KERS secret of Swigz superbike [w/video]

Swigz Pro Racing superbike with KERS – Click above to watch the video after the jump

AddChip Yates opens electric superbike kimono, will take it completely off in October

Swigz.com Pro Racing electric superbike – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddSWIGZ.COM Pro Racing team to enter TTXGP series

The first new team to disclose that they will compete in the 2010 TTXGP electric superbike events has just thrown its hat into the ring. SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing and its AMA pro rider Chip Yates will do battle at the Isle of Man event, the 4 scheduled UK races, the American race at Infineon and any as-yet-unannounced FIM international and American events. While they could use one of the new Mavizen TTX02 mounts being created for new competitors, they plan on building a bike of their own instead and

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