It’s official, the Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle is the fastest in the world
At Florida’s historic Kennedy Space Center, the Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle model set 21 new world speed records and officially became the fastest electric bike in the world under 300 kg. Venturi, a Monaco-based high-performance electric vehicle specialist, owns the Voxan Motors company.
The Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle can now compete in the sub-300-kilo category thanks to a new Voxan-Saft battery design. The pouch cells employed in the battery allow for a nearly 80-fold boost in power. In comparison that’s 10 times the amount for standard products. Their built in modules, which allows for cooling to be regulated using a newly patented technology, result in an ultra-compact design.
Powered by a Mercedes EQ Formula E powertrain, the Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle produces 320 kW of power (50kW upgrade from the previous version) and 1360 Nm of torque. To improve stability and air penetration, the wheelbase has increased from 1,800 millimeters to 1,957 mm with a seat height of 685 mm.
Despite the Wattman’s high power output from its permanent magnet motor and battery pack, it lacks a traditional cooling system. It does away with the radiator, which would usually spike aerodynamic drag. Heat in the powertrain cooling system is dispersed using dry ice (carbon dioxide compressed to solid-state) that’s stored in a tank positioned under the seat to prevent overheating. The chilled coolant is fed through the powertrain’s cooling system.
Michelin, a long-time collaborator, has developed tire designs specifically targeted to this situation. The front tire, a 120/70-17 from Michelin Power GP, has been engineered to withstand exceptionally high speeds. They’ve developed a tire with better grip using technology that has been tested in MotoGP for the rear 190/55-17 tire. The goal was to harness all of the Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle’s incredible torque, allowing it to accelerate quickly without skidding.
As a forerunner in the sector, Voxan Motors is making the industry faster, safer, and more ecologically friendly as the world moves toward more sustainable mobility. While breaking speed records, Voxan has proved to have a substantial impact on the advancement of new technologies.