Electric TETing

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Electric TETing

Post by Redballrun » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:11 am

The future is green!?

Let's start a conversation about using electric motorcycles on the TET for multiday trips with kit
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Re: Electric TETing

Post by Ard » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 am

I think it'd be a very short journey.

We had a charity ride a few weeks ago which was 200 kms total. One guy turned up on a Zero FX or some such.
He brought his charger(s), left the campsite at around 08.30 and came in pushing his bike at 23,30.

He ran out of juice 3 km short after recharging the batteries twice if I recall right.
It's a cracking piece of work but more a gimmick for the next 10 years.
The battery capacity needed (and affordable) just does not exist yet.
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Re: Electric TETing

Post by truihanoulle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:58 pm

@ Ard, you're right... in a way. It's early days still. Range (and weight) are still issues.
Yet my journey of 2015, Belgium to Istanbul return on a Zero DS + Power Tank, proves otherwise. This summer I want to set off again, and test the opposite side of the spectrum, the e-bike/mopeds: the likes of Stealth, Delfast, Qulbix, LMX, Bultaco, etc. I might prove you wrong again and I hope so =°-]
Currently investigating. Will keep this thread posted of course.
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Re: Electric TETing

Post by Hugo » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:29 pm

The biggest problem, refueling now takes about a minute or 5. As soon as this possible with een electric bike, I woul d consider it adventure ready.
E bikes are great fun for trails/fields around the house...
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