Dow Kokam Powers MotoCzysz Electric Motorcycles for 2012 Racing SeasonTuesday, June 5, 2012
Midland, MI (June 06, 2012)
Dow Kokam sponsors and provides lithium-ion cells for the MotoCzysz racing team
Dow Kokam, a leading large-format battery systems producer, announced today that it is sponsoring the MotoCzysz racing team for the third year in a row, by providing lithium-ion cells for its high-performance, record-setting E1pc all-electric motorcycle line. The MotoCzysz team unveiled the redesigned 012 E1pc last weekend, just prior to the SES TT Zero Clean Emissions Motorcycle Challenge at the Isle of Man, the world’s largest and most demanding electric motorcycle races. The race is on Wednesday, June 6.
Dow Kokam has powered the MotoCzysz team through the last two races at Isle of Man, leading to two first place finishes. The team expects to set new lap speed records in 2012.
“Dow Kokam’s advanced lithium-ion battery cells have unmatched reliability, flexibility and performance. We’ve taken advantage of their wide range of cell formats to create a unique system that delivers the energy and dependability we need on the track,” said Michael Czysz, MotoCzysz CEO & Founder. “Dow Kokam cells are part of the core of our E1pc platform, when we designed the 012 E1pc, we were able to fit a larger pack while optimizing balance, aerodynamics, and we were able to decrease weight. With Dow Kokam’s superior technology powering our motorcycles, we expect to shatter records on the track.”
The 2012 E1pc has been redesigned to emphasize overall vehicle and system efficiency, and is debuting at the Isle of Man race. In the 2011 race, MotoCzysz took both first and second place with its 2011 and 2010 model E1pc motorcycles, respectively, and came close to breaking the 100 mile-per-hour average lap speed for the 37.75 mile course. The race organizers are providing a £10,000 award for the first team to achieve 100+ mph lap time at the race.
Since partnering with Dow Kokam in 2010, the team has won multiple races and broken speed records in both international and U.S. races using Dow Kokam’s advanced battery technology.
”Our cells are designed to provide advantages in power, lifetime, safety and energy, which translates into excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of applications in the transportation, defense, industrial and stationary storage markets,” said Jeff Kostos, vice president of Dow Kokam. “MotoCzysz runs at the leading edge of performance, demanding the best out of each system. We are proud to help propel the MotoCzysz team across the finish line.”
MotoCzysz 012 E1pc—Source MotoCzysz
MotoCzysz Team on 012 E1pc bikes for Isle of Man qualifying round—Source MotoCzysz
MotoCzysz 012 E1pc bike in Isle of Man qualifying round—Source MotoCzysz
MotoCzysz began practice on Sunday, June 2, and has qualifying on Monday, June 4. The SES TT Zero
Challenge will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at 5:45 EST. The races will be broadcast live at
http://www.manxradiott365.com/, or can be followed at https://www.iomtt.com/TTLive/.
About Dow Kokam
Dow Kokam was established in 2009 to develop and manufacture technologically advanced and economically viable battery solutions for the transportation, defense, industrial and stationary industries. Dow Kokam is owned by The Dow Chemical Company, TK Advanced Battery LLC and Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (Dassault). Uniting the three companies creates the first battery and energy management systems manufacturer to combine the viable, scalable, large-format battery technology with the market franchise, manufacturing expertise and market knowledge necessary to become the clear partner of choice across industries. For additional information: http://www.dowkokam.com/.
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