It appears the EV Sports Concept HER-02 wasn't the only non-fossil fuel burning vehicle to set a record climbing Pikes Peak last week. Eva Håkansson's ElectroCat, piloted by John Scollon, also successfully completed the course making it the first electric motorcycle to do so. Being the first automatically makes it the fastest, and so the time to beat is now officially set at 16 minutes and 55.849 seconds.
Its been a mixed year for the A123-sponsored Killacycle crew. On one hand, they've been involved with bringing an electric delivery truck to market and that's cool. On the racing hand, well, there hasn't been much to report. Although entered in the TTXGP, they were a disappointing no-show. An expected assault on a land speed record also didn't materialize. Even their racing bread and butter, the record-owning quarter-mile drag machine, had been letting them down despite (or because of) having se
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