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the WMC250EV electric motorcycle concept aims for the 400kmh record

british engineering company white motorcycle concepts has unveiled a new electric motorcycle that incorporates a revolutionary aerodynamic concept. dubbed the WMC250EV, this e-bike is capable of speeds exceeding 400kmh (250mph) thanks to its three market-disruptive technologies which include WMC’s ultra-low drag system called V-air. this features a large duct at the center of the bike which forces air through the bike, rather than around it, reducing the aerodynamic resistance by 70% compared to the market-leading high performance road bike.

the WMC250EV electric motorcycle concept aims for the 400kmh record
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rob white, white motorcycle concepts’ founder and CEO, will attempt to break both the british and world electric land speed records. ’if you want to demonstrate to the rest of the world that you’ve just invented a new aerodynamic concept that means you can go faster for a given power, the best thing to do is go as fast you can,’ said white. ‘that’s why we created WMC250EV high-speed demonstrator, the most radical version of this concept, to challenge for the world land speed record. it is electric, as that is the pre-eminent zero emissions power source at the moment, but as the aerodynamic concept provides efficiency benefit, it could just as easily be hydrogen or any other future power source.’

the WMC250EV electric motorcycle concept aims for the 400kmh record

 

 

the large duct on the WMC250EV also increases the axial load on the front of the motorcycle allowing it to use a D-drive motor unit that powers the front wheel which in turn makes it possible to harness regenerative braking energy. the bike also features a unique F-drive final drive system fitted to boost power and enhance efficiency — a technology that could be retrofitted to improve existing road going bikes.

the WMC250EV electric motorcycle concept aims for the 400kmh record

 

 

the WMC250EV might turn out to be the fastest electric bike in the world, but what’s more important to highlight is the huge impact it can have on vehicular energy efficiency. combined with the zero-emission agenda, this technology could lead to a large reduction in CO2 emissions globally.

the WMC250EV electric motorcycle concept aims for the 400kmh record

 

 

‘the records are all champagne, but are actually the insignificant part of the story,’ continued white. ‘while this technology allows you to go faster, it also allows you to go much further for the same amount of energy. this has a direct and tangible benefit on C02 reduction. market-disruptive ideas like this are uncommon, and if successful, have the potential to revolutionize the industry.’

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