Sunday, December 30, 2012

ESBK’s 2012 in review, thanks to WordPress.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

http://esbk.co/2012/12/30/esbks-2012-in-review-thanks-to-wordpress

Monday, December 24, 2012

ESBK Studios: Episode 14 The ESBK Studios Christmas Special

A 3 hour long special just for Christmas.  This includes a brief update from Azhar Hussain, CEO of the TTXGP, an update from ARC EV a year after we last talked to them and some good discussion about their transmission they developed this year and next year’s plans, as well as catching up with Shelina [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/24/esbk-studios-episode-14-the-esbk-studios-chr

Thursday, December 20, 2012

IOM adds an extra day to the TT Zero’s week

In my conversation with Mark Miller two months back he mentioned that the IOM had officially added an extra day of practice.  In all of the excitement I forgot all about it.  Feel free to send hate mail.  Anyway, I got off my keester and got a hold of Paul Phillips of the Isle of [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/21/iom-adds-an-extra-day-to-the-tt-zeros-week

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ESBK Studios: Interview with Travis Gintz

Travis takes the time out of his day to go over EV tech with me.  Thank you for the support Travis! Btw, the Allan Cathcart article is in Cycle News, not CycleWorld. Episode 13 Interview with Travis Gintz

http://esbk.co/2012/12/20/esbk-studios-interview-with-travis-gintz

Formula E electric car racing shows interest in holding 138 mph races in New ...

The prototype vehicle developed by France's Formulec has a maximum speed of 220 kmh (136 mph) and accelerates from zero to 100 kmh (62 mph) in three seconds. That's not quite as fast as the monstrous Formula One cars, which can hit 100 ... Agag says he ...
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New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/formula-e-electric-car-racing-shows-i

Electric, iPad equipped motorcycle set land speed record

An electric motorcycle that was built on a sheep barn in rural Virginia has been winning races and setting records on tracks across the United States. Moto-Electra Racing's Moto Electra is based on a 1949 design - yet its latest model contains an iPad ...
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http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/intelligent-energy/electric-ipad-equip

Video: Nissan Leaf NISMO Races Tesla Roadster

Of course the Tesla Roadster was the debut electric car from Tesla Motors, with an estimated 248 horsepower and a 3.9 second sprint from 0 to 60 mph. That's fast, Lamborghini fast. But is it faster than a Nissan Leaf? Normally, yes, but the NISMO ...
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http://gas2.org/2012/09/19/video-nissan-leaf-nismo-races-tesla-roadste

Ripperton Rips Out 2012 TTXGP Electric Motor-Dual Motors put in ...

Ripperton Rips Out 2012 TTXGP Electric Motor And Shoves In Dual Electric Motors.

http://electriccarconversionblog.com/ripperton-rips-out-2012-ttxgp-ele

Ecotricity's Nemesis Breaks UK Electric Car Land Speed Record ...

The previous record, of 137mph, was set by the grandson of racing legend Sir Malcolm Campbell, Don Wales, driving a Bluebird Electric in 2000.
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http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ecotricitys-nemesis-breaks-uk-electric-

Electric car breaks UK land speed record at 150mph | The Sun |News

BATTERY-powered sports car started life as a £10k Lotus, but now tops 150mph.
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4560422/Electric-car-breaks-

Toyota Slashes Nürburgring Electric Car Lap Record To 7:22

The final time came in at 7:22.329, which is a full 25 seconds faster than the time set by Toyota's first EV prototype, which set the previous electric car record for the 12.92-mile track in August of last year. The new TMG EV P002 is the latest ...
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http://www.autospies.com/news/Toyota-Slashes-N-rburgring-Electric-Car-

Born on the track, bred for the road. The Energica by CRP delivers an Italian stallion for the rest of us, TTXGP included.

CRP was one of the first teams to sign up for TTXGP for 2010 and 2011. They stopped in 2012 to develop the Energica, a first all-electric Italian Superbike based on their racing heritage.

http://www.egrandprix.com/news.php?id=32

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The truth about the TT . . . well, not really. Just some numbers.

TT 2011 Senior TT TT 2012 Superbike TT TT 2012 TT Zero In the press that slowly leaks out after the TT Zero I had read and heard one or two things that got me curious, mostly because I am so unfamiliar with the TT.  Is 120mph average to Ramsey, as one team claimed they [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/19/the-truth-about-the-tt-well-not-really-just-

Amarok P1A Electric Sportbike Heading for the TTXGP [Video] - autoevolution


Amarok P1A Electric Sportbike Heading for the TTXGP [Video]
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Heading for the 2013 TTXGP under the banners of the Amarok-Agni team, the P1A now sports 90hp, with a significant increase over the previous 75 hp rating. A new powertrain has also been used, with a 7.5 kWh battery and dual Agni 95R rotors, but no info ...

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/amarok-p1a-electric-sportbike-headin

Monday, December 17, 2012

Is the AMA bad business for electric motorcycle racing?

So here I go again, simply musing a bit.  So don’t take this as gospel, just something to think about.  I talked with Azhar Hussain of the TTXGP this morning for quick little update, and to see if I could some news on what is going on over there, across the pond.  Azhar was tight [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/18/is-the-ama-bad-business-for-electric-motorcy

Oh for crying out loud, why’s everyone in such a panic about EVs?

Ted Dillard wrote a post about a New York Times article a while back.  I spent the past month zoned out watching anime and hoping the big bad world would disappear, so I missed it.  I saw it the other day and replied.  The NYT article was entitled “Electric Motorcycles in Search of a Market,” [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/17/oh-for-crying-out-loud-whys-everyone-in-such

Friday, December 14, 2012

Energica 2013, The <em>electric</em> superbike: outruns imagination - supera l'immaginazione - NEW HD VERSION


Energica and the World Kite Champion Mitu Monteiro on the Garda Lake for an incredible day in a fairytale landascape. The electric streetbike by ...

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Energica 2013, The electric superbike: outruns imagination - supera l'immaginazione - NEW HD VERSION

Energica and the World Kite Champion Mitu Monteiro on the Garda Lake for an incredible day in a fairytale landascape. The electric streetbike by CRP is ready to be reserved! This amazing video show the beautiful of nature in all its expression and Energica is the first Italian eco-friendly motorcycle ever built. The sustainable mobility is a matter of fact. Discover the high-performance of Energica, visit the offial website www.energicasuperbike.com and enter the World of the next-gen superbike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVUsw_VUJak&feature=youtube_gdat

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

H-Ker electric motorcycle designed for racing schools. - EV World


EV World

H-Ker electric motorcycle designed for racing schools.
EV World
The interest in building and racing electric motorcycles has kep on growing during the last years and we've already seen some nice 2-wheelers rolling by. It's now time to introduce to you the H-Ker First, a new French electric motorcycle built for racing.

http://evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=2935

The Italians get it right! Let’s talk Electric Superbike. Let’s talk Energica.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/crpgroup/8189659251/sizes/o/in/photostream/ That’s right I said it!  eCRP has got it right, and the others haven’t.  But before you Brammo folks start burning me in effigy (if you could manage doing such a thing out side in Oregon), I have said from the beginning that if my (imaginary) Empulse came with without clip-ons, I’d be sending [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/14/the-italians-get-it-right-lets-talk-electric

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ESBK Studios: Episode 12 Interview with Kenyon Kluge of Zero Motorcycles

And we’re back on the “air”.  I recorded this interview shortly after I got back from Daytona, but it is full of great information about Zero’s racing efforts, and their new 2013 line up, and maybe even the immediate future of elmoto dirtbike racing.  Since it had been so long, there is a bunch of [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/13/esbk-studios-episode-12-interview-with-kenyo

TTXGP appoints new commercial officer with recruiting underway for new marketing position

Steve Kingswell joins TTXGP as new commercial officer. TTXGP set for growth team expansion. Recruiting for new marketing officer..

http://www.egrandprix.com/news.php?id=32

TTXGP appoints new commercial officer with recruiting underway for new marketing position

Steve Kingswell joins TTXGP as new commercial officer. TTXGP set for growth team expansion. Recruiting for new marketing officer..

http://www.egrandprix.com/news.php?id=32

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013: Year of the Elmoto

Just a few days ago the very first Empulse R was delivered.  It was a bit comical really if you follow the Brammo Forums at all because someone had just started spouting off about how if there was yet another typical delay they’d be off to buy a 2013 Zero, and bam.  I really hope [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/12/2013-year-of-the-elmoto

Daytona: The hangover.

Well, I’ve been dead quiet for a month.  Nothing in particular, just haven’t had the energy I guess.  Some of it may have been I had such a great time at Daytona, and feel just that little bit more of the elmoto community, or at least the TTXGP community to be fair, that returning back [...]

http://esbk.co/2012/12/11/daytona-the-hangover

Monday, December 10, 2012

DC Solar Solutions provided a mobile solar charging station


charging station to power the motorcycle using the power of the sun.The Lightning SuperBike, the world's fastest electric motorcycle from ...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJaTE7HJ9N

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tacita T-Race Electric Motorcycle Gets Tested At Merzouga Rally

With fewer moving parts and less reliance on liquids, electric vehicles have some serious potential as desert rally racers...but few EV makers are ready to test their expensive prototypes in such harsh climates. Well Tacita, an Italian motorcycle maker, has no such reservations. Last month the Tacita T-Race electric motorcycle made its racing debut at the Merzouga Rally in Morracco.

</a>The name is derived from Tacita, the Roman Goddess of Silence, and it is quite appropriate for a quiet electric motorcycle. The Tacita T-Race was developed specifically for off-roading, and the company claims a full-days worth of driving can be had from the four lithium-polymer batteries on board providing 10 kWh of power.

Yet Tacita still managed to keep the weight of the bike under 400 pounds, though to achieve ideal weight balance the batteries were just kind of strapped to the side of the bike. Not the best look. I much prefer the slimmer look of the Zero X, another off-road capable electric motorcycle. However the Zero-X also has just a 3 kWh battery to the Tacita's 10 kWh. Hence the big batteries.

With rally racing in mind, power is less important than endurance, which is why the T-Trace makes just 32 horsepower. That didn't seem to bother Canadian rider Patrick Trahan, who took the T-Race out on the sand dunes and said that the electric motorcycle had plenty of power. Sure, this run was mostly about collecting data, but it's also about building some street (or sand) credibility. Check out the full interview with Trahan below.

Source: Auto Evolution

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Video: Ride With The Brammo Empulse RR And TTXGP Champ ...

As one of the biggest players in the electric motorcycle world, there's a lot of pressure on Brammo to produce world-class vehicles. Well so far they are.

http://www.alternativeenergynewswire.com/video-ride-with-the-brammo-em

Press Release: Catavolt competing in the TTXGP Finals at Daytona ...

Catavolt competing in the TTXGP Finals at Daytona on October 19th Forget the rumours, The CATAVOLT team is officially traveling to the TTXGP world finals at Daytona International Speedway on October 19th to compete in ...

http://esbk.co/2012/10/08/press-release-catavolt-competing-in-the-ttxg

Video: Ride With The Brammo Empulse RR And TTXGP Champ ...

As one of the biggest players in the electric motorcycle world, there's a lot of pressure on Brammo to produce world-class vehicles. Well so far they are.

http://www.alternativeenergynewswire.com/video-ride-with-the-brammo-em

Press Release: Catavolt competing in the TTXGP Finals at Daytona ...

Catavolt competing in the TTXGP Finals at Daytona on October 19th Forget the rumours, The CATAVOLT team is officially traveling to the TTXGP world finals at Daytona International Speedway on October 19th to compete in ...

http://esbk.co/2012/10/08/press-release-catavolt-competing-in-the-ttxg

Toyota sets new Nürburgring electric car speed record

Germany's Nürburgring racetrack has become the de facto proving ground for all sorts of cars, so why not electric cars? Toyota recently took a prototype to the track known as the "Green Hell" and set a record lap time. Toyota originally set the record ...
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http://sfluxe.com/2012/10/02/toyota-sets-new-nurburgring-electric-car-

Lightning on KQED


Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning Motorcycle, discussed Lightning's electric superbike technology. ... Lightning Motorcycle ... motorcycle ...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL2_NMraTE

SMA Sponsors <em>Electric Motorcycle</em> World Record Attempt


The Lightning SuperBike, the world's fastest electric motorcycle from Lightning Motorcycles, broke the world land speed record in El Mirage ...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9Z6iJLO6