Electric powered vehicles are gaining momentum in our environmentally connected culture these days. It’s not too surprising that Engineering Students are embracing the electron when endeavoring into these high performance projects. Team Zeus is but one such group of students here at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering.
Electric vehicles have been around since the early 1800’s. So why are they gaining the popularity only now?
Some may say this is conspiracy. Oil companies control the market share of oil driven gizmos and doo-dads that we often use from day to day, it’s about big money. Mostly I think it’s the fact we have yet to come up with a really good portable power source. The latter being where I plant my bias. But blaming the evil Darth oil company sounds much more interesting and fun.
Check out Zeus’s electric motorcycle projects and achievements on their website.
Their goal is to build a zero emission super bike that will compete on an international stage. The racing series hosting these high power bikes is known as FIM eroadracing.
Team ZEUS started out with a 1982 Honda CM400 conversion in 2012 and quickly ramped up to the Zephyr, a 2006 Suzuki GSXR. Transforming it into a high speed electric race bike.
A hands on club comprised of virtual every discipline from engineering and business to physics. Team Zeus is gaining momentum as a club at Schulich. A team to watch and a team to be a part of. Be sure to check them out.