The STORM Eindhoven bike on the road. It arrives in New York City on Oct. 25.
By Julie van der Wilden
Junior Economic Officer, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York
Around the world in 80 days? Without fuel? That seems impossible, but it’s not!
The STORM Eindhoven electric motorcycle is the first electric motorcycle to complete such a tour, powered solely by the electric grid. Before it ends the US leg of its world tour at the Crossroads of the World at Times Square on Oct. 25, it will have traveled around the world – crossing Europe, the Middle East and China.
The design of the motorcycle displays unparalleled engineering and design, developed by students at TU Eindhoven in one of Europe’s most prominent high-tech clusters. It is designed as a model for the future, promoting innovation exchange in the field of e-mobility.
The motorcycle runs on a battery pack designed by Eindhoven students. The pack consists of 24 cartridges that have 28.5 kWh of energy, which enables the motorcycle to travel 380 kilometers (236 miles) on one single charge.
On Oct. 25, the STORM Eindhoven electric motorcycle will be at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering for a display in their MakerSpace, around 12:15 p.m. During rush hour, at 5:30 p.m., the motorcycle will have a unique photo opportunity at Times Square.
For more information, visit www.storm-eindhoven.com or follow the motorcycle on Twitter using #STORM80Days.