17 May '17, 11am

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Ben Rich May 17, 2017 Follow Ben Lightning LS218 electric motorcycle Enlarge Photo Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an electric motorcycle. DON'T MISS: 2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide The current record, for longest distance traveled on one charge on an electric motorcycle, was set by Terry Hershner in May 2015: he traveled 300.1 miles on a streamlined 2012 Zero S with 22.5 kilowatt-hours of battery capacity. Hatfield plans to beat that record by having a rider travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a single charge. But he plans to do it with a more elegan...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1110448_san-francisco...

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