A production version of the Electric Superbike has won this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb among two wheelers (both gas and electric) with a time of 10 minutes and 0.964 seconds. The nearest competitor, racing a Ducati Multistrada, finished with a time nearly 20 seconds slower.
Let's clarify: THIS IS BIG. An electric motorcycle in open competition, and a production version to boot, beat all comers, including gas-powered bikes. Electric cars are now regularly competing in Pike's Peak and other races, and it's only a matter of time before other records start falling to EVs.
Renewables West played a bit part in last year's MotoGP, renting out our Mojave-1 mobile solar generator to charge the two Lightning superbikes, one of which won the race. Barracuda Networks sponsored that event and now claims the title: "World's First Zero-Carbon-Footprint Motorcycle Race." We're a part of that history!
Full Pike's Peak story here.