Moto Electra Completes Own Coast-To-Coast Electric Motorcycle Bid

Last week Terry Hershner became the first person to complete a coast-to-coast drive on an electric motorcycle, but he wasn’t competing alone. The Moto Electra team, founded by Brian Richardson of Blue Grass, Virginia, completed their own cross-country electric motorcycle ride, though they did so with two riders and a support vehicle.

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Terry Hershner Completes First Cross-Country Trip On Electric Motorcycle

The first cross-country trip in U.S. history took months, and even after the invention of the automobile, it could still take weeks to get from one coast to another. With the dawn of the electric vehicle era comes a whole new set of records to make and break, and Terry Hershner just became the first man to drive from one coast to another on a pure electric motorcycle. Our hats off to you, Terry.

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Laguna Seca ePower/TTXGP Report | Part Two

Although Mission’s glorious debut eclipsed the performance of all the other teams, here is how the rest of the field fared. eCRP’s featherweight 8.8KwH machines fared quite well against the considerably more powerful leaders ahead of them.

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Photo Gallery | Friday | ePower/TTXGP

The first practice session was uneventful for most, but Thad Wolff’s Moto Electra motor caught fire, forcing him to ride into the gravel at Turn 4. Another bike that was on fire, but in a good way, was the Mission R. Because this is a brand-new bike which had yet to turn a wheel, many people had been doubtful of its potential.

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