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News   February 28, 2008   by Auto Service World

Drag Racer Sets Battery Powered Record


The electric drag motorcycle powered by Lithium Technology Corporation set a new record in the National Electric Drag Race Association (N.E.D.R.A) 96 volt class race.
LTC’s cutting-edge lithium-ion battery technology drove ThunderStruck Motors’ bike across the finish line of the 1/8 mile race in 7.169 seconds at 93 miles per hour.
The previous record was 8.667 seconds at 78 mph.
“We are pleased to co-sponsor the ThunderStruck bike and lend our technology to a movement that increases public awareness of electric vehicle (EV) performance and encourages advances in EV technology,” commented Dr. Klaus Brandt, chief executive officer of LTC.
“With this record breaking race, we have once again proven the superiority of our battery technology.”
In addition to setting the record for the 1/8 mile race, the bike proved faster in the 1/4 mile than all the other bikes up to 240 volts. The battery behind the power and speed of the ThunderStruck bike weighs only 53 lbs. and consists of 72 of LTC’s 7.5Ah DD cells, with a total of 2 kWh available energy.
“With the help of LTC we have taken a leap forward,” stated Brian Hall, owner and operator of ThunderStruck Motors.
N.E.D.R.A is made up of a coalition of drag racing fans, electric drag racing vehicle owners and drivers, EV parts suppliers and manufacturers, and other environmentally concerned companies and individuals who are also interested in promoting the sport of EV drag racing.


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