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MIC targets range of electric motorcycles

May 3, 2011
Filed under Features

Consumers looking for consistent and accurate information about the real-world riding range of electric on-highway motorcycles just got a boost from the Motorcycle Industry Council.

The City Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles, created by the MIC’s Electric Vehicle Task Force, establishes a standard method for determining how far an electric bike will travel between full charges.

Until now, manufacturers have used different methods for calculating range, making it difficult for shoppers to compare various electric motorcycles that they are considering for purchase. The MIC anticipates that manufacturers will immediately and voluntarily begin using the protocol.

The MIC task force also hopes to have this recommended procedure adopted by the Society of Automotive Engineers, an organization internationally known for developing motor vehicle standards.

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