Terry Hershner, of EV-across-America note, is at it again. Previously, he had finished the journey West-To-East (San Diego-Jacksonville), barely beating a racing team to be the first all-electric motorcycle to make the trip. The Moto-Electra team had finished just after Terry (they actually crossed somewhere along the way), but did it in a faster time. With improvements, Terry is looking to take the title outright.
The Moto-Electra racing team built an EV based on a Norton motorcycle chassis- not a bad start. Their record-setting run of three days, though impressive, was with a support van, carrying a relief rider and a generator. Meanwhile, Terry was unsupported and alone, charging from existing infrastructure. He napped on an air mattress alongside his charging bike.
Now it’s go time: Terry has made his bike even more aerodynamic, and is riding with a pillion. As of this writing, they’re already in Texas. As before, a backup on the highway was a big time-killer. Still, their pace is pretty good versus Moto-Electra, and certainly impressive for a breed of vehicle that didn’t exist four or five years ago. They have nothing to regret whether they beat three days or not. Follow them at offthegridlive.com, in near real time.