Submitted by BEMRTadmin on Sat, 04/21/2012 - 20:10
On April 13th Ohio State Center for Automotive Research was visited by Men’s Health Electric Car Challenge. Their goal was to travel coast to coast in record time in an Electric Vehicles while stopping along the way exploring electric vehicle technology across the nation. The group was traveling in a Ford Focus Electric Vehicle. A quick charge was not the only thing the Men’s Health reps were able to experience at Ohio State. Our Electric Motorcycle was present along with two other vehicles. Our team not only provide an demonstration of the motorcycle across the parking lot and through some slaloms we were able to allow one of the Men’s Health reps his first electric motorcycle experience. At only 80% power the machine performed admirably. Unfortunately this was our last ride with the original battery pack as more cells began to die.