Around The World in 80 Days on a Motorcycle
A team of 23 students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has designed and built the Storm Wave — the first long-distance electric touring motorcycle. The team will attempt to ride around the world (26,000 km) in 80 days using only the existing electric power grid. By designing the motorcycle with batteries that can be swapped out, the team reduced the weight of the bike so that it can travel farther on a single charge. In addition, students used ANSYS CFD to optimize the aerodynamics of the motorbike as much as possible. The around-the-world tour will show the promise of electric vehicles.
Information provided by Bas Verkaik.