|App State Alumnus Designs Electric Motorcycle|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Monday, 07 September 2009 09:06|
An Appalachian State alumnus recently showed off his new ION electric motorcycle at the Southern Energy and Environment Expo.
Internet bloggers were so impressed in Tom Miceli’s creation that he was featured in AutoBlog.
Domenick Yoney of AutoBlog reports Miceli earned a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial design at ASU.
The ION motorcycle was reportedly conceived, designed, modeled, and constructed in one semester using a minimal budget.
An 84-volt lithium battery powers the bike. It can reach a top speed of about 80 miles per hour and can run about 60 miles between recharging sessions. The battery can be recharged using a typical household plug in about six hours.
More pictures and a video about Miceli’s bike can be found at http://green.autoblog.com/2009/09/02/tom-micelis-ion-an-eye-catching-electric-motorcycle-indeed-w-v/.
(Photo courtesy of www.AutoBlog.com)
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