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Green DIY Electric Motorcycle

We thought highlighting a “green motorcycle” would be a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Watch the video below to see an interesting project (the music is a little over the top, you might turn down the volume if that sort of thing bothers you.)

This is a great project and a great way to recycle old vehicles. We love to see activities like these as it provides some hope that people will actually find ways to help innovate out of our present crisis, dependency on foreign energy. Think of a local transport like this charged in a distributed manner…that could be very high impact. Now, if an individual can do this for less than $3,000, why can’t a vehicle manufacturer pull it off?

  • D&D SepEx Motor (about 45 ft-pd torque at 2000rpm)
  • 400 Amp Alltrax Controller with PC link
  • Four 12 volt deep cycle marine batteries (Wal-Mart)
  • Four on-board battery chargers
  • 6:1 gear ratio

The bike has a top speed of 45mph and a range of about 30 miles. Operating cost appears to be in the range of $0.02/mile.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brayton May 19th, 2008 9:53 pm

    Amazing job!! Id like one for myself.

  2. GreenDIYenery August 12th, 2010 9:48 am

    Awesome video.