Bright sparks worldwide have been firing on all cylinders (or should that be synapses?) as they race to produce a new generation of more environmentally friendly vehicles.
The brainchild of French-based Newron (as opposed to neuron) Motors, the EV-1 Electric Motorcycle not only features an electric motor but also striking wood bodywork.
Unlike New Zealand’s own EV motorcycle, Ubco’s famous electric farm bike, the EV-1 is better suited to the open road than down on the farm, reaching a top speed just under 220kph.
Orders are now being taken (via newronmotors.com) for the EV-1, but with a price tag of more than $NZ 100,000, riders will need to part with more than just a little ‘green’ should they wish to be among the first to take this tree-mendous bike for a spin.