An electric motorcycle in quebec to shine in the United States

Avto 20 July, 2017
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    Frédéric Mercier

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:42

    Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:42

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    The students of the University of Sherbrooke have much to be proud of.

    EMUS, a motorcycle, all-electric manufactured by engineering students of Sherbrooke, has won the eMoto Racing Varsity Challenge, New Jersey.

    This is a second consecutive win for EMUS in this race between the best electric motorcycles on the continent, all built by university teams.

    University of Sherbrooke


    Led by Samuel Proulx, the motorcycle sherbrooke has moved ahead of the machinery of Virginia Tech and the Rochester Institute of Technology, the only two other universities that were able to participate in the competition. Four other teams were supposed to take part in the event, but they have had to abandon even before the start of the race because of technical problems.


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    The bike Virginia Tech has started the race on the hats of wheel, but a better system of cooling and increased reliability, have allowed the team sherbrooke to take the lead and climb on the top step of the podium.

    EMUS, for Electric Motorcycle of University of Sherbrooke, and is equipped with a lithium-ion battery of 14.5 kWh. With a total weight of 220 kilos, it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just three seconds, courtesy of its 214 horsepower and 280 pounds-foot of torque.




    The bike EMUS and his team of students will be in Montreal on the 29th and 30th July next, in the context of the presentation of the very first race of Formula E in Canada.