Hatfield will be collaborating with the Battery Innovation Center in Indiana, who will provide the cutting-edge technology required to turn achieve the long distance ride. The goal is going to be a tough one, when taking into consideration the longest electric vehicle range among commercially available motorcycles and cars is only 315 miles, a record that currently belongs to Tesla. Hatfield, however, thinks it is achievable, despite no gasoline bike currently being able to travel more than 320 miles on a single tank.
“We see ourselves as following in the footsteps of Tesla, and accomplishing the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles run would show that range anxiety is becoming a thing of the past,” he said.
“We work with companies like Lightning to pair them with cutting edge energy storage makers to make things like the 500-mile ride possible,” Roberts said. “We think that with the technology as it stands, right now, the ride is entirely achievable.”