A pit crew swarms around an open-wheel racecar, but instead of hoisting a fuel-fill tank they hot-swap its battery packs and send the driver back into the race. That could be the scene at next year's TTXGP -- an all-electric motorcycle race set for its inaugural running this Friday on the UK's Isle of Man. The event's organizers announced this week they were seeking to include four-wheeled vehicles for 2010. Also in the plans are hot-swappable batteries for the bikes, to enable a full two laps around the 37.5-mile Snaefell mountain course on which the race is run.
The TTXGP takes place this Friday, June 12. Word is there isn't a free wall socket in all of pit lane.
[via Visor Down]
Technology can't advance fast enough. It would be so cool to be a teen fifty years down the line. All of this technology being perfected or almost perfected and an entire lifetime to enjoy it.
Yes I agree with rlenston. A teen in 50 years running around orbit on your own space bike. Oh imagine. Seriously our transport options have moved at such a fast rate it is becoming difficult to know what is our best course for the future of motoring.