Electric Vehicles have been on the up and up within the last ten years and with the recent production releases of up and coming All Electric Vehicle manufacturers such as Brammo and Tesla Motors, these companies are beginning to match and in some ways surpass gas powered engines.
Tesla recently released their newest Vehicle the "Model S" which can get up to 300 miles on a single charge, has innovative features, can be used in every day situations, has carrying space in both trunk and hood compartments, stylish/innovative designs, can even beat a BMW M5 in a quarter mile in just ONE gear, and can fully recharge while you sleep or work. The Model S has wowed the car industry.
Model S | Tesla Motors
As Tesla leads the future of Electric powered cars, the folks at Brammo have released their newest All Electric Empulse which can get up to 100 miles on a single charge. Their future tech is being tested on their Empulse RR (which can compete with the 600cc class!), I think it's safe to say that Brammo is leading the way for all electric motorcycles.
100% Electric Motorcycle : Brammo Empulse and Enertia Home
If this is what is available now, imagine what we will have in the next 5-10 years! Now if Tesla and Brammo would just join forces, then that would be a vision to behold.
Imagine no more gasoline smells, spills, fires, little dependancy on recharge stations and NO MORE dependancy on gas stations, no more stalling, oil changes, valve checks, start up difficulties, noisy exhausts, inconsistant engine performance, and other problems involving Gas powered/combustion engine vehicles.
Of course there are reasons why electric only vehicles haven't caught on yet and the two biggest reasons are Price and Recharge time. These are valid points for the time being, but as all new technology, it will be improved, it will become cheaper, and when it does, there will be little excuse.
Some may say that they love their gas engines, the sound their exhausts produce, the jobs that the required services create, and other old inefficient practices of the past 100 years. You can hold on as long as you can, but the future is here and right around the corner and there is no turning around from it.
Others will be in support of hybrids, but really the only use of hybrids is to extend range and have a backup power source incase one of the engines fail.
I am a supporter of progressing all things to a better state.
After finding out about Tesla and Brammo (and others), I am convinced that my next vehicle will most likely be electric.
In the wake of the reveal for Honda's new 2013 model bikes, if not a single one of them is electric or hybrid, I will be disappointed in them. They have a lot of influence in the industry and could really change the game for all players. Playing safe and waiting for someone else to do a triple backflip before you try, is not progressive. As for Harley Davidson... if they don't change, they will end up going the way of the dinosaurs sooner than later.
I think I have an idea for where I want to lead my future and its quite shocking.
What do you guys think? Oh and heres a bonus video to of some nice electro music for your listening pleasure!