As Good As IS NOT Good Enough

February 20, 2017


The worldwide motorcycle industry recognizes that the transition to electric transportation is clearly on the horizon. Zero emissions are no longer just a goal; it is rapidly becoming a necessity.  Decreasing emissions is even more critical for the motorcycle industry due to the high volume of motorcycles in the world that are not subject to the same stringent emissions rules as cars. However long charge times and inadequate range have limited large scale adoption of electric motorcycles.

To address these challenges Lightning in partnership with the Battery Innovation Center has set a goal to build an electric motorcycle that can go from San Francisco to Los Angles on a single charge. Lightning is excited to demonstrate what is now possible; hi performance, zero emissions, and an end to range anxiety.

As Good As is not Good Enough, is the driving force within Lightning’s culture. “We see ourselves as following in the footsteps of Tesla,” said Richard Hatfield, Lightning CEO,” and accomplishing the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles run on a single charge would show that range anxiety is no longer an issue.”

The SF to LA Challenge is an opportunity to push what is possible to the next level and showcase Lightning’s dedication and passion to build the most advanced electric motorcycles in the world.  Read the entire story at Forbes Magazine.  Visit to reserve your own Lightning LS-218 today.


About Lightning Motorcycles

Lightning Motorcycle has been involved in researching and manufacturing electric two wheeled transportations (E2W) since 2006. Lightning builds the fastest production motorcycle in the world, has won many road racing competitions and set several world speed records. Lightning’s solutions have been used in various applications, including fuel cell hybrid electric buses, hybrid cars, electric motorcycles, electric ATV, electric yard trucks for ferrying shipping containers, professional ocean racing yachts, and many other areas. Our mission is to build electric 2-wheel transportation (E2W) that has superior efficiency, performance, and affordability than current gasoline alternatives.

Contact: Jojo Chang




About Battery Innovation Center

The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) is a collaborative initiative designed to incorporate leadership from renowned universities, government agencies, and commercial enterprises to focus on the rapid development, testing and commercialization of safe, reliable and lightweight energy storage systems for defense and commercial customers.

Contact: David Roberts




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