KillaJoule

KillaJoule is the world’s fastest electric motorcycle with a top speed of 270 mph (434 km/h) so far. Builder, owner, and rider is Eva Håkansson.

The only purpose of this 19 ft. (5.6 meter), 400 HP, sleek motorcycle is to show that eco-friendly can be fast and sexy.

KillaJoule is really “eco-activism” in disguise.

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The KillaJoule may look complicated, but if you think about it, it is just a giant cordless drill with wheels! It has a battery  with the same kind lithium-ion chemistry that you will find in cordless tools, a motor, some power electronics and a throttle. And wheels, of course. Except for the wheels, it is pretty much the same components in as in a cordless drill. A 400 horsepower cordless drill….. 😉

The picture below shows all the majors parts of the KillaJoule. Click on the photo for a larger picture.

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Technical Data for the KillaJoule

Battery: A123Systems Lithium Nano-Phosphate, 400 V and 10 kWh. 500+ HP.

Motor: EVO Electric AFM-240 motor, 500 HP.

Motor controllers: Two Rinehart Motion Systems PM100 controllers, 400 HP combined.

Weight: about 1540 lb. (700 kg) including the rider Eva Håkansson

Dimensions: Length 19 ft (5.6 m), width appr. 21 inches (0.53 m), height appr. 38 inches (0.96 m), wheelbase 150 inches (3.8 m), track width when fitted with sidecar 45 inches (1.14 m)

Frame and suspension: Chrome-Moly steel tubing with “Springer” style front end and classic stereo suspension for rear end.

Brakes: Disc brakes front and back. Two Kevlar ribbon brake parachute, actuated with Bimba air cylinders.

Body: Fiberglass composite nosecone, canopy and sidecar wheel cover made by Nova Kinetics Aerosystems in Flagstaff, AZ. Body panels of pre-painted aluminum from ALRECO.

Rider, builder, designer and owner: Eva Håkansson

Crew chief, designer and owner: Bill Dubé

Senior adviser and designer of the suspension: Sven Håkansson

Pit crew: Mike Stockert, Alicia Kelly and Kent Singleton

Current record (as of August 2016): World’s fastest electric motorcycle and the world’s fastest sidecar motorcycle @ 248.746 mph (400.2 km/h) (pending FIM ratification). Complete list of records here. It is also the world’s 4th fastest battery-powered vehicle (higher records were set by the cars White Lightning and Buckeye Bullet 1 and 2.5).

Registered top speed: Currently 270.224 mph (as of September 2014).

“Fuel”: The battery in KillaJoule is recharged using solar power at home in Colorado, or by a hybrid quiet bio-diesel powered generator from CumminsOnan at the race track. We would love to use solar panels at the track, but we can’t afford it…

 

Don’t forget to check out our great PARTNERS that made KillaJoule possible.

Follow Eva and the building of KillaJoule in her blog and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EvaHakanssonRacing

You will find VIDEOS of Eva and the KillaJoule here

 

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KillaJoule and Eva Håkansson

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Builder, owner, and rider Eva Håkansson with KillaJoule. Photo: BonnevilleStories.com

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Eva Håkansson with KillaJoule.

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“KillaJoule” in front of our bio-diesel powered generator for CumminsOnan that gives us green power at the track. The charging at home is done with solar, which also powers our Nissan Leaf electric car that we use for commuting.

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“KillaJoule” in front of our bio-diesel powered generator for CumminsOnan that gives us green power at the track. The charging at home is done with solar, which also powers our Nissan Leaf electric car that we use for commuting.

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KillaJoule and Eva Håkansson during a record attempt at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA. Photo: Scooter Grubb

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The wife-husband team Eva Håkansson and Bill Dube’ with KillaJoule. Photo: BonnevilleStories.com

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Eva Håkansson working on the KillaJoule.

 

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The view from Eva’s “office” at 200+ mph!

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Racing is always a team work. Even if media wants to portrait it as “the (wo)man and the machine”, there is always a team behind every successful racer. The awesome KillaJoule team: Mike Stockert, Alicia Kelly, Bill Dube’ and Eva Hakansson (Kent Singleton not shown in picture).

Racing is always a team work. Even if media wants to portrait it as “the (wo)man and the machine”, there is always a team behind every successful racer.

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Eva Håkansson has just taken the title as the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider (September 2014). In the photo are also Mike Cook (race organizer), Malcolm Pittwood from the Speed Records Club in the UK, Mike Stockert (KillaJoule crew) and Kent Singleton (KillaJoule crew).

Action in the pits. KillaJoule at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA. Photo: Anthony Olway/TTxGP

Action in the pits. KillaJoule at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA. Photo: Anthony Olway/TTxGP

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule with the 2012 SheEmoto Prize. The new battery pack for the 2013 season is being built in the background.

Eva Håkansson and the KillaJoule. Photo: Anthony Olway/TTxGP

 

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Eva Håkansson.

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Eva Håkansson in the KillaJoule.

KillaJoule at Bonneville. Photo: Anthony Olway/TTxGP

KillaJoule at Bonneville. Photo: Anthony Olway/TTxGP

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KillaJoule at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA.

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KillaJoule without the fairing.

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KillaJoule under the skin.

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KillaJoule, no background (PNG format).

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Eva Håkansson and ElectroCat.

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Eva Håkansson and ElectroCat.

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Eva Håkansson with the ElectroCat – the first electric motorcycle to make it to the top of Pike’s Peak, 14,110 ft (4,300 m) above sea level. May 2010.

 KillaCycle

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The KillaCycle and Scotty Pollacheck at Woodburn Dragstrip.

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The KillaCycle and Scotty Pollacheck at Woodburn Dragstrip.

 

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The KillaCycle and Scotty Pollacheck at Woodburn Dragstrip. No background (PNG format).

 

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule. Photo: Phil Hawkins. Permission required for use in commercial media.

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule. Photo: Phil Hawkins. Permission required for use in commercial media.

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule. Photo: Phil Hawkins. Permission required for use in commercial media.

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule. Photo: Phil Hawkins. Permission required for use in commercial media.

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule. Photo: Phil Hawkins. Permission required for use in commercial media.

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Eva Håkansson and KillaJoule. Photo: Phil Hawkins. Permission required for use in commercial media.

 

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