Lightning Motors TTXGP Entry – The EV1 Powered Electric Race Bike
Last year the Lightning Motors Moto-1 hit 166.388 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats during BUB week toping Mission Motors single pass top speed. Spinning away inside the Ray Abrams trellis frame was the 3 phase AC Induction, 104 kW heart of the Saturn EV1 electric car. You know, the one GM killed? Richard Hatfield’s Lightning Motors team somehow found one and tied it to a 345 volt, 11 kWh, A123 lithium nanophosphate battery pack. The electronics between the two allow for user controllable features such as regenerative braking and data acquisition.
This electrical trickery will come in handy when Lightning Motors Moto-1 hits the grid at the first round of the North American TTXGP electric race series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Richard Hatfield and his team are veterans in the electric motorcycle world and are definitely a team to watch this weekend at TTXGP. A&R reports they looked strong in practice yesterday.
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