Eindhoven student-built electric motorbikes complete round-the-world journey

If you're creatively minded and looking to push the boundaries of electric vehicle technologies, there are more than a few ways to do it. You could build an 18-rotor personal flying machine, for example, or whip up some electric off-road rollerblades. Or you could develop a pair of electric motorbikes and then ride them all the way around the world. This was the challenge taken up by a group of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, who have today rolled into town bringing a momentous 80-day journey to an end.

In the center of Eindhoven on August 14, the team waved goodbye to a crowd of well-wishing onlookers and embarked on a 23,000 km (14,291 mi) road trip. The pre-planned route would take them through Europe, onto Central Asia, into North America before circling back to Eindhoven.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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