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The World’s Fastest E-bike

Voxan Wattman becomes the world’s fastest e-bike at a top speed of 205 MPH.

Culture Compass
Culture Compass
5.8
GenderMales, Females
Age BracketYoung Adults, Grown Ups
GeographyNorth America, South America

Due to the increasing consciousness of the world towards the fuel crisis and the harmful effect of petroleum-based vehicles, Different companies are trying to improve the performance and the aesthetics of the electric-powered vehicles to match that of the petroleum ones.

In 2013, Venturi unveiled the Voxan Wattman. The “Made in Monaco” motorcycle delivers a phenomenal 150 kW (203 HP) of power at up to 10,500 rpm, generating instant torque of 200 Nm. At the time, it staked a claim to be the most powerful electric motorcycle ever built, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. Apart from the amazing motor, Wattman ushered in a new architecture, built around an engine-battery pack carrier set. Instead of a frame, it has an ultra-rigid aluminum exoskeleton that integrates all of the powertrain components. With The new 367 hp engine, powered by 1,470-cell batteries and cooled using dry-ice held in a special reservoir in the bike to draw heat away from the battery and motor, the new Voxan Wattman will try to reach the target of 330 km/h in the year 2021 on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia to break the current record of 329.085 km/h, set by Ryuji Tsuruta riding Mobitec EV-02A.

References – Venturi and Yanko Design

Culture Compass
5.8
The increasing popularity of electric vehicles is inspiring automakers all over the world to innovate with design and motors to increase the aesthetics and performance of electric vehicles to get on par with that of the leading petroleum-based vehicles.

Breakdown

  • Popularity 7.0
  • Inventiveness 6.0
  • Engagement 3.0
  • Human Centricity 7.0

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