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Friday, August 30, 2013

Trunk, the Elecric Motorcycle concept

The development of electric vehicles is being aggressively carried the world automobile manufacturers, including two-wheelers. Harley Davidson was interested in developing electric motorcycles.

As reported by Autoevolution, the United States motorcycle manufacturer offers an electric drive motorcycle concept named Trunk. This concept was designed by a French automotive designer, Nicolas Petit.
Nicolas Petit and his HD electric motorcycle concept, Trunk. (Picture from: http://www.tuvie.com/)
HD Electric motorcycle designer that offers a fairly traditional design with two concepts combining natural and recycled. The result is really created an environmentally friendly vehicle.
Front right side view of Trunk Electirc Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: http://www.ecofriend.com/)
Motorcycle Trunk concept uses an electric motor 135 V. The engine produces a power of 35 kW (48 hp), with maximum torque of 65 Nm. Equipped with a Li-Ion Polymer battery 6.5 kWh, with a charging time of approximately four hours. Petit added dual 320 mm wave rotors in the front, squeezed by 4-piston calipers and a single 2-piston caliper for the 310 mm rear brake disc.
A simple digital dashboard elements of Trunk Electirc Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: http://www.ecofriend.com/)
Nicolas Petit's electric motorcycle concept is able to perform to the maximum acceleration going from 0-50 kph (31.07 mph) in under 3.5 seconds, and it could reaches a maximum speed of 130 kph (80.78 mph). Elapsed time in the city for up to 5 hours with a fully charged battery. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NICOLAS PETIT | AUTOEVOLUTION | THE KNEESLIDER]
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