Last week, Lightning Motorcycles became the first team to cross 200mph on an electric motorcycle, setting a new record of 215.9mph at Bonneville. Here, rider Paul Thede hits 216mph in a follow-up attempt. Need further proof that electrics are here to stay? This entire run on the 140bhp bike cost 18 cents in electricity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9FOnkSLFBw Chip Yates is set to challenge T...

Last week, Lightning Motorcycles became the first team to cross 200mph on an electric motorcycle, setting a new record of 215.9mph at Bonneville. Here, rider Paul Thede hits 216mph in a follow-up attempt. Need further proof that electrics are here to stay? This entire run on the 140bhp bike cost 18 cents in electricity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9FOnkSLFBw

Chip Yates is set to challenge Thede and Lightning’s record next week on his 240bhp electric superbike.