NAWA Technologies, a world-leader in innovative energy storage and composites, developed the vehicle concept with a consortium of French companies comprised of AKKA Technologies, Pronergy, FAAR and YSY Group.
The bike’s NAWA next-gen nano-based ultracapacitors, called NAWACap, combine with conventional lithium-ion cells to create a hybrid battery system. By optimising both energy sources, this scalable system greatly improves efficiency, reduces charging times, potentially doubles the range, and extends the entire systems life. Although the technology is perfectly suited for two-wheelers, it can also be applied to any electric vehicle.
Its design was supported by expert design and engineering provider Envisage Group, which is based in Coventry. Built for urban living, the bike can reach up to 300km on a single charge.
Pascal Boulanger, founder of NAWA Technologies and chief technology officer, said: “NAWA Racer is our vision for the electric motorbike of tomorrow – a retro café racer-inspired machine, but one that is thoroughly modern. It is lightweight, fast and fun, perfect for an emission-free city commute that will put a smile on your face. But thanks to its revolutionary electric powertrain, which combines NAWA’s ultracapacitors with lithium-ion, it also lays down a blueprint for the future.”