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The Zerotracer is an electrically powered cabin motorcycle that offers the comfort of a car and the driving experience of a motorcycle at the same time.

The vehicle structure is based on the Kevlar monocoque technology, which is used in the construction of Formula One cars and IndyCar racing cars. The core concept of the Zerotracer is to bring ultimate performance combined with a unique driving experience to the road in an attractive design.

Due to its high aerodynamic efficiency (Cd value 0.18) and the extremely powerful electric drive, the Zerotracer accelerates from 0-100 km/h faster than a Porsche 911 and can theoretically reach a speed of well over 300 km/h (currently electronically at 240 km/h limited). Thanks to the high-performance battery, the Zerotracer can cover more than 350km with just one charge. The battery can be quickly charged (80%) in less than 30 minutes and fully charged in less than 2 hours.

The “landing gear” extends hydraulically when driving slowly and on poor road conditions. When driving quickly over long distances with the landing gear retracted, it's like controlling a mixture of a motorcycle and a fighter plane.

It was made for the Zero Emissions Race which went around the world in 2010/11. The race started under UNEP patronage on 16 August 2010 in front of the Palace of Nations at Geneva where it ended on 24 February 2011 completing 80 days of travel – inspired by Jules Verne's novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Of the only three vehicles completing the race, Zerotracer accumulated the highest score of points to win.