Plug it In: Enertia motorcycle is all electric
By Mike Mello
I was simply checking email when the Enertia
electric motorcycle featured at MSN Autos
really caught my eye. Have you seen this bike? It has a great classic look but you won’t confuse it for a gasoline motorcycle. The single, circular headlight, brown-colored saddle, spoked wheels and carbon fork work together for a classic feel while the batteries are housed in a svelte enclosure where a traditional bike manufacturer would mount the engine.
is building and taking orders for the Enertia now, of which two models will be available in 2008. The chassis is constructed of carbon fiber and the bike will travel about 45-50 miles before you’ll need to plug it into your household electrical outlet to recharge.
Just one thing – what about loud pipes saving lives? This expression refers to how car drivers might hear a gasoline motorcycle’s exhaust sound when the rider accelerates or cracks the throttle. Often times, you might be driving along and actually hear a motorcycle before you see it.
Just as the horses which pulled carriages had to get used to sharing the road with noisy, stinky automobiles which invaded their avenues, today’s motorists will have to get used to the near-silence of electric vehicles.
For a motorcycle rider’s perspective, see Paul Seredynski’s story about riding the Enertia at MSN Autos
, (same link as above) where you’ll find video too.
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