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Monday, January 11, 2010

Quick, and Cheap to Run

Over 500 horsepower. Zero to 60mph (96kph) in less than a second. The quickest quarter mile by an electric vehicle of any kind. Capable of 280kph. Apart from chain and tyre noise, it runs silently, and each run down the drag strip costs just 14 cents in energy.

Killacycle, the world’s quickest electric motorcycle, is being paraded around the country, including a performance outing at Mere Mere Dragway (Sunday 31st January) and the NZDRA Series in Nelson 6th February, to promote renewable resource energy, alternative fuels and zero emission technology that exists and is commercially available, now.

Behind the Killacycle NZ Tour is Greenstage, the New Zealand Company that has developed and built the Saker electric sports car.

“The purpose of the tour is to dispense with environmental compromise and to highlight technology with opportunities for cheaper, faster and more efficient solutions,” says Philip Court, Killacycle Tour Director and Greenstage Company Director.

“In summary, green is fast, Technology is awesome.”

Killacycle is one of the star attractions at the renewable resource energy day at Te Manawa on Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday 25 January. As well as being able to get up close to the bike, the international team accompanying the tour will be speaking in an open forum discussion.

Bill Dube is Killacycle’s owner and is passionate about renewable resource energy. He will be speaking on the project and answering questions and technical queries. Also on the guest speaker podium is Eva Hakansson, Killacycle’s Crew Chief, an advisory to the Swedish Department of Energy and a member of the Swedish Green Motorists.

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