30 May '12, 11pm

History will be made at the 2012 TT Zero. A preview.

History will be made at the 2012 TT Zero. A preview.

Rising out of the chilly waters of the Irish sea, the Isle of Man is paradise for those who consider the world's most dangerous motorcycle racing circuit to be nirvana. Once again, it is also the setting for the TT Zero : a one-lap race around the 37.7 Snaefell mountain course for all-electrics that pushes the edge of what's possible with battery-powered bikes . This year, history is sure to be made as the clean, quiet(er) machines finally break the ton – that is to say, exceed an average lap speed of 100 miles per hour. Besides a place in history, the fastest team will also claim a check for £10,000 (U.S. $15,660 at today's rates). Last year, Michael Rutter was, effectively, unchallenged when he just missed the mark for Team Segway MotoCzysz with an achingly-close 99.64 mph. This time around, as many as 18 riders could be vying for glory. We've got a preview of who's comi...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/30/history-will-be-made...

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