The need to develop electric vehicles in order to curb pollution by emission has become an important priority in today’ world. With battery powered electric cars already running on roads, there is a need to develop electric bikes too, leading to saving of fossil fuels and environmental friendly conditions.
Brammo is an electric vehicle company based in Ashland, Oregon, USA. In July 2009, it released the world’s first electric bike, the Enertia. 2010 saw the release of a line of water cooled electric bikes, the Empulse Trio, with models 6.0,8.0,10.0 offering distance ranges of 60, 80 and 100 miles respectively. These bikes are powered by Brammo’s revolutionary lithium battery packs and its unique electric drivetrain technology. The Empulse bikes run upto speeds of 100mph and the respective distances on a single charge from a normal 110 Volt power source.
The company says that the Empulse makes 55bhp, 59ftlb of torque and weighs around 177kg, but pretty impressive for an electric bike. The cost is set to start from 9,995$ with tax credits that will make it cost even less. As the dependency on oil has to reduce, these are the way out. Brammo believes it has started something fantastic that will pave the way for better technology in this sphere. The bike is described as being Practical, Affordable and Exciting. Electric Vehicles are the way to the new world Brammo believes. The result of which is Empulse.