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PHOTO CAPTION: Christine Hughes sits on frame of Zephyr electric motorcycle.

University of Calgary Team Zeus Looking to Fund Racing E-Cycle

Team Zeus is aiming for a top speed of 160 km/h and a range of 20-30 kilometers. They hope to raise $25,000CAD from Kickstarter campagin.

Published: 23-Jul-2014

The most interesting University of Calgary student union club is called Team Zeus. It’s only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle.

“For me I’ve always been really fascinated with electric vehicles. I like the idea of being involved with a new up and coming industry… There are still huge advancements being made every year,” says Siegfried Baumann, the past president of the group.

“I feel like if I worked with regular gasoline motorcycles I could work my entire life as engineer to increase the efficiency by one percent. Where as with electric vehicles it’s doubling every year, it’s a very exciting time.”

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