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.
Remco Mulders, a STORM strategy member who is working on his master’s degree in sustainable energy technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology, explained the impact he believes the STORM bike will have on the world:
“By building the first electric motorcycle, we aimed to promote electric driving worldwide. The motorcycle is a means to achieve our ultimate goal of inspiring people and starting a discussion about sustainability to accelerate the transition towards electric mobility.”
The STORM Eindhoven team stopped by the Texas Instruments campus in Dallas, Texas as a part of their tour and shared how they integrated TI technology into their final product. Watch the video above to learn more about STORM Eindhoven and the world’s first electric touring motorcycle.
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