Design of the concept, which was entrusted to Coventry-based design and engineering firm Envisage, blends the bike’s hi-tech with appealing 1960s-stye café racer style. The frame is carbon and the panels are composite, painted aluminium and copper. LED lighting, anodised matt black suspension forks and a nubuck leather saddle all feature.
All pretty cool, but still very much a concept though NAWA says once a production facility for the hybrid battery is established in Aix-en-Provence, it will be able to produce more than 300,000 cells per month.
That’s a lot of electric bikes… But maybe electric cars, too. The French firm says its hybrid battery system is fully scale-able and can be applied to any EV, including cars. NAWA says its hybrid system could reduce the size (and weight) of an electric car’s lithium-ion battery by up to half – or keep the same battery and double the range.
“The NAWA Racer is our vision for the electric motorbike of tomorrow but it is also lays down a blueprint for the future,” said NAWA Technologies CEO Ulrik Grape. “Our next-gen ultracapacitors have unleashed the potential of the hybrid battery system, and this technology could go into production in the very near future.”
Fine by us, as long as that cool café racer style stays!