The first electric motorcycle
to become street legal in all of Sweden was constructed earlier this year and it is sweet! Built by Eva Håkansson and her father, Sven, the Electrocat was originally incarnated as a gas-sucking 1990 Cagiva Freccia C12R but now lives on a strict electron-only diet. As she informs us on her webpage
dedicated to the bike, the106 lbs of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries that the 'cat packs beneath its sleek bodywork holds enough energy (4.8 kWh
) to carry bike and rider about 50 miles. Top speed is currently 60 Mph.
As nice as the Electrocat is, Eva, who describes herself as "a hardcore "EV
geek" with a green heart and passion for power and speed," has more than one electric motorcycle in her life. She is also part of KillaCycle
racing team and we expect we'll be hearing more about her endeavors in the near future.
[Source: Eva Håkansson