Charleston, South Carolina electric vehicle company E-V Concepts recently made their electric motorcycle, dubbed the 2011 EVerrari, available for public purchase. The company has been building individual vehicles since 1978, and today provides components and conversion kits for battery powered cars, trucks, boats and more, turning them into zero-emissions vehicles.
The 2011 EVerrari seems to be based, at least in part, on the 2008 Ferrari V4 Superbike Concept, in terms of design. The company has retrofitted a 1970 Ferrari Boxer Berlinetta, as wel as a 2009 Pro Street Bike in the past, and the EVerrari seems to be the culmination of both those projects’ basic structure.
The Advanced DC 120 volt, lithium spiral cell, six speed automatic, belt drive electric motorcycle claims a top speed of 170 miles per hour. Approximately 256 lbs with 17″ tires, the 2011 EVerrari has a range of 100 miles. With a conversion time of two weeks, and a cost of $20,000, it’s difficult to say whether or not this sort of electric retrofitting will be a hit with consumers.
Electric motorcycles are becoming more prevalent, as we’ve recently reported on BMW’s minimalistic prototype, as well as the Zero XU, which has a top speed of only 51 miles per hour, but with an attractive $8,000 price-tag. For now, it seems, drivers wanting an electric sports bike like the EVerrari or a comparable, new design from Saietta or others, will have to shell out the cash in order to get top performance.