Over 1,000 miles (1 609 km) in less than 24 hours with an electric motorcycle

 

Terry Hershner on his Zero S (Photo: Off the Grid)

Terry Hershner on his Zero S (Photo: Off the Grid)

Terry Hershner went from Campbell, in Silicon Valley, to the Mexican border and back on a modified 2012 Zero S, riding the 1,046 miles in 22 hours 57 minutes.

Terry left the ChargePoint Headquarters at 1 PM on Monday, reached the Mexican border around midnight, turned around and was back at his starting point around noon. He used up 126.883 kWh, or 121 Wh per mile at 75 mph average (120 km/h).

The Zero S had an aerodynamic fairing from famous designer Craig Vetter, and was equipped with a 21 kWh battery pack rechargeable via a 24 kW charging system. In this configuration, the Zero S has a 200-mile (322 km) range at highway speed, and can be recharged in about an hour. Terry stopped at 9 ChargePoint stations along his route to recharge his batteries.

Using four chargers! (Photo: Off the Grid)

Using four chargers! (Photo: Off the Grid)

This qualifies Terry to become an official member of the Iron Butt Club (for motorcyclists having ridden more than 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours). Last month, he rode the same Zero S in the famous Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge, and became the first electric motorcycle to win the 172-mile (277 km) event.

Congratulations, Terry, and we can’t wait to see what other record you will break with your Zero S!

Under the fairing (Photo: Off the Grid)

Under the fairing (Photo: Off the Grid)

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2 comments for this post
  1. Adam wrote the 19/09/2014

    Wow, that’s impressive. Congrats to Terry on his accomplishments.

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  2. henry tate wrote the 19/09/2014

    Let’s not forget Terry, was also the first to cross the United States on an electric vehicle. H

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