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Friday, July 12, 2013

Lightning Motorcycles solar powered electric bike @ Pikes Peak 2013 [VIDEO]

Lightning Motorcycles solar powered electric bike climbed to the top of the 14,115 foot Pikes Peak Hill climb just a fraction of a second over 10 minutes, clocking in at 10:00.694.

Dunne's time outperformed the second place petrol powered bike by more than 20 seconds, marking the first time in history that an electric vehicle outperformed all combustion powered challengers during a major motorsports event.

The Li-Ion battery on board the bike was charged during the event by a roof top mounted portable solar PV array mounted on the teams tow vehicle.

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