Wright Electric Planning Short Haul Electric Airplane Within Ten Years

Wright Electric is a start up company working on an electric passenger plan that can fly 150 people up to 300 miles. The plane is ready. All it needs is lighter, more powerful batteries to make it happen.

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SportStar EPOS Electric Airplane Makes Its First Flight

While they are not in use yet, electric airplanes are being developed and making progress, like the Solar Impulse which can fly quite far because it is equipped with solar panels. A more traditional electric airplane, the SportsStar EPOS, made its first flight a few days ago.

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Video: Chip Yates Sets Electric Airplane Speed Record

Some people are born to go fast. For whatever reason, these human beings are wired in a way that compels them to chase speed, and Chip Yates is just such a person. Already holding the electric motorcycle world record, this weekend Yates set his sights on another record; that of electron-powered flight. Once again, Yates came through, setting an official speed record for electric aircraft, though not before suffering a dramatic mechanical malfunction that left his plane without power.

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Electric Vehicles Claim New Records at Pikes Peak

To prove their worth to Americans, electric vehicles must do more they move about silently without pollution. They’ve got to be able to race. And this weekend EV’s set new records at the Pikes Peak “Race to the Clouds.”

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Azhar Hussain, Founder of TTXGP, Honored by the Queen

The industry is in a tough place right now. While there are a few companies working hard to create competitive sportbikes, many are not quite ready to race. Previous years’ fields were deeper because it was wide open. But perhaps now that people see what they’re up against (Brammo at Infineon, and Czysz in 2010 and 2011) I suspect a lot of the teams with smaller budgets are staying home.

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CHARGE! Documenting the Birth of A Revolution

Mark Neale has done it again! As a big fan of his films about MotoGP, I was very eager to see Charge, his take on TTXGP. Neale did an excellent job conveying the level of perseverance and innovation needed to compete in this series. The film focuses primarily on two very different teams as they prepare for the first TTXGP race at Isle of Man in 2009.

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Brammo Announces a 6-speed Motor AND Starts Playing Dirty

Early this morning, or late last night (if you’re Craig Bramscher and crew) Brammo unleashed a one-two punch on the electric motorcycle industry. Not only have they acquired an exclusive international license for SMRE’s patented Integrated Electric Transmission™ (IET), but they’re also expanding their line to include four new models, all featuring the IET™ and swappable Brammo Power battery packs.

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