PHOTO CAPTION: ElectroForce prototype electric motorcycle is designed as a commuter with 50 km of range.

ElectroForce Hopes to Lure Chinese Commuters Onto Electric Motorcycles

Founded by a trio of engineers in 2013, the company has already developed two models, a 'street fighter' and a sports model competitively price between $4,200USD and $5,000USD.

Published: 05-Jan-2014

Like many commuters in Beijing, David Sawatzky, a Canadian who has been living in the city for three years, started riding an electric scooter a year ago because he was sick of traffic jams.

"With an electric bike, I can always know about how long it's going to take me to get somewhere," he said. "In a traffic jam, if I take a taxi, I am not sure how long it will take."

While the hordes of electric motorcycles and scooters on the roads are mostly inexpensive, mass-market bikes, the potential for the green mode of transport as an alternative to petrol motorcycles also brings hope to the manufacturers of higher-performance electric motorcycles.


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Enclosed single-seat electric vehicle spins its batteries for gyroscopic balancing when the it comes to a stop.

Navigant projections on worldwide electric motorcycle and scooter sales

Navigant sees sales of electric motorcycles and scooters in North America growing from 4,000 annually in 2012 to more than 36,000 in 2018, a nearly ten-fold expansion.

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