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James Tobin

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Engineering (Robotics)

Lightweight Electric Motorcycle

Mentor: Chango Nam
KEEN Awardee: Fall 2018

The goal of this project is to apply cutting-edge electric-car technology to a small motorcycle in order to create a lightweight, energy efficient, and powerful mode of transportation. By using the technology found in today’s top electric cars, the researcher plans to create a fully electric motorcycle that can be adapted to many different sectors of society.

Other Projects

Lightweight Electric Motorcycle Battery

Mentor: Angela Sodemann
KEEN: Spring 2018

Electric cars are slowly beginning to dominate the gasoline vehicle market. This technology has not been widely explored in smaller applications like electric motorcycles and other recreational vehicles. The research objective is to design and prototype a battery that would be large enough to provide adequate performance and range for small recreational vehicles such as dirt bikes and quads. Expanding this field would put electric vehicle technology into more hands and further expand the application of EV propulsion.