Two Guinness World Records were set at this weekend's Zero Motorcycles 24 Hours of Electricross. Zero now holds the record for the furthest distance traveled in 24 hours on an all-electric off-road motorcycle -- 500 miles -- and for the largest electric motorcycle race -- 50 competitors representing 10 teams. "This event proved that electric technology can endure the same level of competition as their gas-powered counterparts, however, the power resources to compete are drastically different. The total cost to power all 10 motorcycles for 24 hours was approximately $100," said Zero Founder Neal Saiki.
Team HotChalks MDV won the race, completing 1,015 laps of the of the
408MX track in San Jose California aboard their 2009 Zero X. We look forward to finding out what strategy they employed to
recharge the onboard battery pack, which can be drained in under 45
minutes during race conditions.
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