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.

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

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