New electric motorbike gets revolutionary technology – Move Electric

New Nawa Racer electric motorcycle features a high-tech energy storage system which gives it a far longer range than rivals, and the same technology could be used in electric cars too...

Nawa Racer - electric motorbike

An all-new electric motorcycle has been unveiled and uses what its makers call a "revolutionary" electric system to achieve 186 miles of range.

The Racer, built by Nawa Technologies, is a zero-emissions bike concept. It has a standard lithium-ion battery coupled to a nano-based ultracapacitor, creating a hybrid battery system.

Its makers say this new system allows for greater storage of electricity, which means the Racer can travel up to 186 miles between charges. 

“Nawa Racer is our vision for the electric motorbike of tomorrow,” said Pascal Boulanger, founder of Nawa Technologies. 

“It is lightweight, fast and fun – perfect for an emission-free city commute that will put a smile on your face. But thanks to its revolutionary electric powertrain, which combines Nawa’s ultracapacitors with lithium ion, it also lays down a blueprint for the future.”

Boulanger also suggested that by combining a battery pack with an ultracapacitor, Nawa is opening up new possibilities for electric propulsion, allowing for smaller lithium-ion batteries to be used thanks to the greater energy storage available in the ultracapacitor.