• 11:30-11:50
  • Philips Hall

From STORM to SPIKE: electric powertrains for small vehicles

  • Bas Verkaik

In 2016, a team of 23 students set a clear goal to ride around the world in 80 days, on an electric motorcycle. Since a suitable motorcycle did not exist yet, the Dutch students decided to develop it by themselves. A unique vehicle was the result: 400 km of range from a swappable and modular battery pack. Now it’s time for the next step, in which the students decided to commercialize the expertise and knowhow gained in this project. They will do this in SPIKE, in which they will develop electric powertrains that can be used by different small vehicle manufacturers worldwide