Zero Motorcycles is putting on a 24 hour endurance race for electric off road motorcycles. The Zero Motorcycles’ 24 Hours of Electricross will take place on the weekend of April 4th-5th at the 408MX Motocross Track in San Jose, California. They are looking to attract some attention to the idea that electric motorcycles are fully capable machines right now.
Teams running Zero X motorcycles will be provided with extra battery packs and fast chargers and there will be facilities for all competitors to charge multiple packs at once.
This should be an interesting event which will give everyone an idea of how long a battery pack actually lasts under racing conditions, how long it takes for a pit stop/battery swap and how the bikes hold up over 24 hours.
Zero Motorcycles will make history again the weekend of April 4-5, when they host the Zero Motorcycles’ 24 Hours of Electricross. The event will be the first international endurance competition for off-road all-electric vehicles and is a landmark moment in the electric vehicle industry. Teams from across the United States and around the world have signed on to be a part of making history and for a chance to be included in the Guinness World Records.
“This event is pulling together an incredibly diverse group of people from around the world. Everyone from lifelong motorcyclists to environmentally-conscience trend setters are fielding teams. Some are traveling thousands of miles at their own expense for this opportunity to make motorcycle history,” said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles.
Created by company founder, entrepreneur and former NASA engineer Neal Saiki, the Zero Motorcycles’ 24 Hours of Electricross will take place in the heart of the Silicon Valley at the 408MX Motocross Track in San Jose, California. Given the grueling nature of this 24-hour endurance race, the limits of competitor’s skills and their electric vehicles will be tested as they battle it out for a chance at setting a Guinness World Record. The event is designed to spark competitive innovation in electric vehicles everywhere. Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking about how they design, manufacture, and sell high performance electric motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle, with today’s most advanced technology. The result is an electric motorcycle line that’s insanely fast, and environmentally friendly.
Link: Zero Motorcycles