This year’s Milan International Motorcycle Show is definitely featuring a healthy assortment of battery-powered two wheeled machines, and now Evolve Motorcycles has two more plug-in designs to add to the list. First up is its Xenon, aka the Tron Lightcycle replica, which is a real bike that you can purchase 32-inch hubless rims, OLED light tape and all for $50,000.
It’s even claiming a top speed of 100mph with a 100 mile range on its custom lithium ion battery system, so all you have left to do is regret not grabbing one for $35k on eBay last year. The Lithium however, chooses to keep things more conventional as a streetfighter concept built around a 54hp electric motor that is expected to cost around $20,000 when it actually goes on sale. Check after the break for a pic of the Lithium, or head over to our friends at Autoblog Green for a gallery full of eyecandy featuring both bikes.
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There are a bunch of green electric cars on the market today and A Few electric motorcycles.The Thing That Most Of Those electric motorcycles have in common Is that They have a very modern and racy look to Them.Take the Mission R electric motorcycle we have talked about before, it looks like a racing motorcycle.Some will and some will not Like That Style.If you are more the cruiser That sort wants a bike with old school style, the new bike from Orphir May Be your ride.
The bike looks like one of the old Harley or Britt bikes from the 60′s to me. It’s not totally old-fashioned looking but has a retro style that so many cars are using today. The company Orphiro is Dutch and calls the design of the bike a wide-body cruiser. It crams the lithium-ion batteries inside that wide body. The electric motors have a total of 72V of power.
The top speed for the bike is 75 mph so it has enough speed to drive on most roads without being run over or getting the rider the finger for going to slow. The driving range is pretty short though at only 60 miles. I wonder how fast the bike charges. It is set to launch in September of this year at an undisclosed price.
The Scion iQ, Toyota’s tiny EV car that could, got an official 2012 launch yesterday at the automaker’s annual dealer meeting in Vegas. The quiet, though far from specific launch announcement frees this 65 mile-per-charge roadster from its pre-production limbo. Shown off last March at the Geneva Motor Show, the Scion iQ had been put on indefinite hold while factory production in the carmaker’s disaster-stricken homeland ramped back up to speed. With all signs now set to go, the only red-light still lingering is the micro-subcompact’s undisclosed MSRP. Considering the recent bankruptcy of Norwegian Think’s EV offering, we’re glad to see Toyota looking out for its little guy.
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