Wednesday 20 August 2008

Ben Nelson's electric motorcycle does 300mpg

Ben Nelson bought a motorcycle for $100 and swapped out the original engine for a Briggs and Stratton 8HP DC motor he picked up on eBay for $500, using four $160 Optima Yellowtop lead-acid batteries for power.

Ben says it goes from zero to 45mph in 5 seconds and has a range of about 20 miles before it needs a recharge. Hear how quiet it is on the road in this video.

More motorcyles Ben has built can be seen here, and or more details about other eco-modding can be found here.

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