Electric Vehicles | Motorcycle
I was approached by Zeteo to create a new vehicle architecture for a hybrid electric motorcycle for tactical operations. The motorcycle would need to meet stringent design and operational targets, as well as price. The motorcycle is unique in several ways- two-wheel drive using direct drive hub motors not requiring a drive chain; JP8/Diesel co-generator that recharges the 12kW battery pod or provides direct power; ultra-pneumatic power assist "turbo-boost" when you absolutely, positively need to get the heck out of there. The on-board air also allows the tire pressure to be adjusted on the fly to match the terrain.
The architecture was created from the ground up, with all new designs for the major systems, unique supplier identification and custom designed components. Without the use of the drive chain the rear suspension can be stowed to minimize the wheelbase for storage or military air deployment.
Plus, it looks really cool.