If you’ve ever checked out the moto community’s newer EV offerings, you’ve probably fast realized that electric machines are the cutting-edge of the current functioning motorcycle industry.
So what happens when someone takes a hot topic like EV transport and gathers up the best of the best?
Whatever the end result, it’s guaranteed to be an eye-opener – and judging from a recent press release sent late last night, it’s going down as the central attraction for the Peterson Automotive Museum as of April 12th.
“The Petersen Automotive Museum’s latest exhibit will feature a multitude of the most innovative electric motorcycles ever made by cutting-edge designers,” states the report from the museum.
“Opening to the public on April 14, 2022, in the Richard Varner Family Gallery, the unique ‘Electric Revolutionaries’ collection is an exclusive look at the ground-breaking creations of the visionaries at the forefront of the ever-expanding electric motorcycle industry.”
Below is a short and sweet homage to some of the machines that were herded up for the exhibit:
She’s the beastie that made female land speed racer, Eva Hakansson, the fastest woman on an electric motorcycle.
Built by Hakansson and her hubby on a modest budget at home, the KillaJoule flew the gal to a top speed of 240.7 mph.
Yay, and yikes.
‘Solar Scooter’ and ‘Solar Rickshaw’
Created by a Ghanaian teenager named Samuel Aboagye, this scooter and rickshaw combo stands for every scrap of your faded elementary imagination that wanted to make cool stuff from discarded scraps, for free.
Don’t think it’s possible? That’s exactly what this dude did with the ‘Solar Scooter’ and ‘Solar Rickshaw,’ creating scoots out of scraps that were tossed away or recycled.
As they say, one man’s trash…
Built by Curtiss Motors, ‘The One’ makes its global debut at the Peterson Automotive. Conceptualized in the thinktank of JT Nesbitt, this particular machine shows of genetics typically only found in the four-wheeled, hypercar corner. We covered this beauty back in May when it first grabbed our attention.
All told, over 25 unique custom electric motorcycles will be present at the exhibition, with the lineup curated by Motor/Cycle Arts Foundation Co-Founder Paul d’Orleans.
“I’m super excited to assemble this wildly diverse collection of EV pioneers,” says the man himself.
“’Electric Revolutionaries’ really does represent the range of interest in an electric future, from a humble teen in Ghana making EVs from scrap, to genius artisans building conceptual and boundary-pushing designs, to speed demons and global superstar designers interested in pushing mobility into the green zone.”
“’Electric Revolutionaries’ is produced by the Motor/Cycle Arts Foundation and Sasha Tcherevkoff, with support from LiveWire and Damon Motorcycles as a contributing sponsor.”
- Access to the second floor of the museum
- Complimentary parking
- Access to the electric show on P3
- Food and Drink (21+) (first come, first served)
If you’re wanting tix, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org.
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*Media sourced from the relevant press release, as well as BBC and the Peterson Automotive Museum*