Tank Sports says it has completed the first stage of research and development for its new 150cc and 250cc motorcycles that run on E85 ethanol (85 percent alcohol, 15 percent gasoline).
Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane fuel that is produced from renewable sources. At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops such as corn.
“After seven months of research and development along with 3,000 km of road testing, Tank quality control has inspected and compiled the research results in technology, safety measures and performance,” said Jiangyong Ji, Tank CEO. “We have verified that the core development process has been completed, and the second stage of testing will commence, including 5000 km of road testing.”
Tank wants to bring the E85-fueled units into the U.S. and international market by August.