Students build electric motorcycle & travel the world in 80 days

The gist: twenty-three students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands banded together to become team STORM Eindhoven.

Their mission: spread the importance of sustainable energy by designing and building the world’s first electric motorcycle from the ground up and then riding their bike around the world in 80 days.

Their accomplishment: the students traveled approximately 16,000 miles across 3 continents using no gas. The motorcycle designed by the students uses a 28.5kWh modular battery system, which utilizes TI’s bq76PL536A-Q1, a stackable 3-6 cell battery monitor and protection device, and can be recharged in 6-7 hours by being plugged into wall outlets. The bike can travel 236 miles on one full charge.