Mission One Electric Motorcycle

 

 

 

The Mission One EV electric sports bike Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference, and boy does this baby exude power. Mission Motors says the motorcycle's got an 150 MPH top speed and 100 foot-pounds of torque at any point between 0 and 6,500 RPM. That's a good deal faster than the Electric Motorsport GPR-S, which tops out at a now-paltry 100 MPH. The lithium-ion battery keeps it running for 150 miles, and charge time is targeted for under 2 Hours at 240V (8 Hours at 120V). Its stylish form factor comes from famed industrial designer Yves Behar. Yeah, we're excited, too, but here's the part where you flinch: the deathly silent super-scooter will first show up in 2010 with a 50-unit limited edition run costing $68,995 apiece. A more affordable model will be announced sometime this summer. If you've got a need for this much muted speed, be prepared to mortgage a house or two.

Lithium Ion Batteries
In the design of battery packs for electric vehicles (EV's), high-energy gives you range while high power gives you performance. The battery pack in a Mission Motorcycle gives you both. For years, batteries have been the limiting factor for EV's. They were heavy, large, and expensive. Lithium-ion batteries have changed that landscape. When customers demanded longer battery-life out of cel phones and laptops, lithium-ion batteries responded by getting lighter and cheaper. Today's laptop batteries carry three times as much energy and cost half as much as the best batteries available ten years ago. >>

In the design of battery packs for electric vehicles (EV's), high-energy gives you range while high power gives you performance. The battery pack in a Mission Motorcycle gives you both. For years, batteries have been the limiting factor for EV's. They were heavy, large, and expensive. Lithium-ion batteries have changed that landscape. When customers demanded longer battery-life out of cel phones and laptops, lithium-ion batteries responded by getting lighter and cheaper. Today's laptop batteries carry three times as much energy and cost half as much as the best batteries available ten years ago.

Mission motorcycles use the most energy dense lithium-ion batteries available on the market. That makes us different from most other electric vehicle companies. Most vehicle manufacturers opt for lower energy cells that are simpler to manage, but result in vehicles with limited performance and limited range. The high-energy lithium-ion cells in a Mission Motorcycle allow us to get the 150 miles of range that riders expect when on a sportbike. Meanwhile, our patented battery cooling and management technologies allow our bikes to safely draw more power from these cells, giving them the acceleration of a race bike.

High Performance Electric Motor
Mission motorcycles' induction motor provides over 100 foot-pounds of torque. Unlike an engine, however, the torque curve on our electric is completely flat. The rider feels 100 foot-pounds of torque at a standstill, at 60 mph, and everywhere in between. Gasoline motorcycle require multiple gears in order to provide power at different speeds. The torque curve on our electric motor means that a Mission motorcycle can achieve gasoline sportbike performance with no gears. And all that power comes in a package about the size of a soccer ball.

Technology Meets Speed
At Mission, we are using technology to build a smarter ride. On a Mission Motorcycle, the onboard computer does more than run the bike. It comes fully equipped with data acquisition system and wireless communication capabilities. On a Mission Motorcycle, riders can capture ride data in real time and wirelessly download that data to a computer to share with friends. Gone are the days of tuning your engine with a wrench. On a Mission Motorcycle, you tune your ride in minutes with your laptop computer.

 

Specifications

Powertrain
Battery Pack: High Energy Lithium-Ion w/ Integrated Thermal Management System
Motor: Liquid-cooled, 3-phase AC Induction
Torque: 100 lb/ft @ 0 to 6,500 rpm
Transmission: Single speed
Chassis
Suspension/Front: Öhlins 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Öhlins Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual Brembo 310mm disc; Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear: Brembo 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Wheels/Tires/Front: Marchesini forged aluminum 3.5" x 17", 120/70ZR17 - race Compound
Wheels/Tires/Rear: Marchesini forged aluminum 6.0"x17", 190/55ZR17 - race Compound
Target Performance
Top Speed: 150mph
Range: 150 miles per charge (est. EPA drive cycle)
Recharge Time: Under 2 Hours @ 240V (8 Hours @ 120V)
Interactive Feature: Adjustable regenerative rear wheel braking
Interactive Feature: Intuitive / adjustable data acquisition system

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