ALL ELECTRIC AT FULLY CHARGED LIVE
The Verge TS motorcycle with its unique hubless rear wheel, which is actually the electric motor. With the motor in the rear wheel, and no drive chain or shaft there is more space for a bigger battery.
The TS develops a staggering 1000 Nm of torque giving a 0-100 kph time of 4 seconds and a top speed of 180 kph – all with a range of up to 300 km.
We particularly liked the orange power cables, whose swooping lines bring to mind the exhaust system on a petrol-engined bike, and the two sets of pegs to give the choice of conventional or ‘easy rider’ stance.
Manufactured in Finland, the Verge TS is available for those with €24,990 (+ tax) burning a hole in their pockets.
In the commercial vehicle section we were attracted to the enormous Emotive all-terrain vehicle prototype.
This Devon-based company has developed a powertrain that delivers electric drive to 2, 4 or 6 wheels individually for great off-road ability which will be useful in a number of commercal applications from fire-fighting to utility companies and even adventure tourism.
With its central driving position and commanding view ahead it looks amazing and we really want one, although parking it at the local supermarket might be a problem!