The Tesla of Motorcycles Could Be Powering Your Home by 2020

Strange-looking battery you've got there, Johammer

By Evan Bleier

 
The Tesla of Motorcycles Could Be Powering Your Home by 2020
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09 December 2016

For years, there has not been a lot of give and not much take in the power dynamic between homes and electric vehicles: homes have given but e-vehicles, bless their metallic hearts, have not reciprocated.

After analyzing the situation, engineer Johann Hammerschmid decided to flip the script.

In order to make that happen, Hammerschmid created a firm called Johammer e-mobility GmbH, and set about designing an electric motorcycle that can travel 186 miles on a single charge and hit a top speed of 75 MPH while also serving as a Tesla Wall-esque battery unit when not in use.

The aluminium body of that bike — the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle — features a  design that houses a custom lithium-ion battery as well as shock absorbers and other components to provide owners with a “perfect synergy in terms of weight, stability and function.”

It can also provide them with enough energy to power an average home for two days when the 1,200 cells in its battery are fully charged after being hooked up to solar panels or a wall outlet.

While not yet widely available, the firm is seeking investors to help get more of its bikes on the road and into garages, as well as to design new models with added power and storage capacity.

"There's going to be a real e-mobility revolution by 2020," Hammerschmid told Bloomberg. "We have one Johammer in Switzerland that's being used in a garage like a Tesla Powerwall for 95 percent of the week and then on Sundays taken for a ride."

Bike the power.

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