NAWA: World’s First Hybrid Battery-Powered Electric Motorcycle to Debut at EICMA
Since the pandemic, riders and motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide have waited until the return of the world’s largest motorcycle show. To say that this year’s EICMA is going to blow the minds of everybody there is a bit of an understatement – especially given that so many companies have been waiting to drop their latest and greatest on the prime showroom floor.
Take this most recent news from News18, for instance.
A company named NAWA has just revealed that their newest brainchild is an all-electric, hybrid battery concept, putting the Nawa Racer as the first of its kind to be made eventually available to the masses. The bike will be debuting at EICMA in a handful of hours – but what we’re more interested in is how they got the bloody thing to work.
Despite recent (and ongoing) restrictions, NAWA has survived the odds – and the Racer sports more than a few revolutionary bits and bobs.
We’re talking a set of next-gen nano-based ultracapacitors, dubbed NAWAcap, with the report stating that the Racer is the company’s first zero-emission electric motorbike to house such cutting-edge technology.
“The developers of the bike have combined the nano-based ultra-capacitors with conventional lithium-ion cells to create a hybrid battery system,” continues the report.
“…thanks to this hybrid battery system, the bike will have the ability to store energy in start-stop riding conditions.”
“We had such a fantastic response to our NAWARacer concept at CES 2020 that we had to take the next step and showcase what our NAWACap technology truly can do,” said Pascal Boulanger, Founder of NAWA Technologies, and CTO in a NAWA press release.
“In order to develop a fully dynamic prototype and best reflect our next-gen energy storage technology, a world-leading consortium has been brought together to design and build a fully functioning version.”
This is what companies worldwide have been trying to harness – a way to house larger amounts of electric energy without the machine leaking too much juice, overcharging the battery, or displaying wimpy range.
(In case you’re wondering, NAWA’s new pupper is apparently capable of a 300-mile range. Miles, not kilometers.)
EICMA opens tomorrow, but that’s still not soon enough for us…regardless, we will keep you posted on other news as it comes down our pipeline. In the meantime, be sure to check in on the new bikes Kawasaki and MV Agusta will be revealing at EICMA, as well as Rossi’s “One More Lap” event.
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