Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Green Giant

Electric dreams

A new attempt to beat the the Alternative Energy Racing Record for the UK for the quickest quarter mile from a standing start is being made by Phil Edwards – boss of Weald Electric Vehicle Technology (EVT). Phil Edwards first got interested in electric vehicles and built one a few years ago to challenge the UK's leading motor sport universities and has so far proved that his bike is a green giant.

Phil Edward's Electric Motorcycle

Going from strength to strength his bike broke the world record in May 2011 at Santa Pod when he got his speed from 14.99 seconds to 14.12 seconds for the quickest quarter mile standing start. However there is no rest in the world of green motor innovation and Kingston University snatched the record back from him in September 2011! Phil is not going to leave it at that, he is a man on a mission and aims to show the world that the UK is up there with the best in the field of green electric technology. With this in mind he is going to give Kingston a run for their money and challenge back to attempt to regain his title for Weald EVT at Santa Pod this year.

In this new attempt the Weald bike will be ridden by Rob Moon a UK based TTXGP Series rider, who is excited at the prospect and inspired by the bike's success so far saying :“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved with Weald. To be able to smash the existing record first time out is amazing. Our next bike will be bigger and better, so watch out Kingston.”

Phil Edwards Weald EVT will be at the 'Ready to Ride' event at Haslemere Fire Station (West Street, Haslemere, GU27 2AP) on Sunday 22nd April – and will be giving a presentation so if you want to know more and have a fun day out go along and ask him some questions. Uckfield today, tomorrow the world!
He is already working on his next bike - here is a sneak preview of the new chassis design.
A preview of the new design for Phil's next bike

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