Electric motorcycles part of the new Guinness world record for largest EV parade

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The new Guinness world record for the number of electric vehicles in a parade stands now at 507.

The new record was set last Saturday at a National Drive Electric Week event in Cupertino, Silicon Valley. The previous record dated from last May when 481 EV’s met in Germany. The parade included only pure electric vehicles, no hybrids. Even electric bicycles did not qualify, because they were not solely dependent on electricity for propulsion…

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Among the 507 vehicles were 16 electric motorcycles, mostly models from Zero and two Lightnings. There were no Brammos in the parade. Terry Hershner and his Iron Butt Zero were also in attendance.

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The blue bike in the photos is the Lightning 218 model, while the red bike is their “production” “commuter” model, which does not have a price or even an official name yet.  While Lightning is still working on finalizing the production of the 218, their “commuter” model appears to be a prototype of a model to come.

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Maybe it is time for a Guinness world record for just electric two-wheelers!

Photos and input from Richard Harmon

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3 comments for this post
  1. yuval Brandstetter MD wrote the 28/09/2014

    This red bike is a gas bike. The Zero SR which it resembles does not a have a gas cap and has a long tail and a far bigger rear sprocket etc etc. Someone in the editorial office needs to take a closer look.

  2. JP, the author of the post, wrote the 28/09/2014

    The red bike is a Mission electric prototype, it probably uses off the shelf parts, that’s why there is a gas cap. Good catch, though!

  3. JP, the author of the post, wrote the 28/09/2014

    Sorry, I meant Lightning, not Mission.

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