Design and build of the world’s fastest electric motorcycle- 434 km/h!
Eva Hakansson became fastest woman motorcycle rider on Earth – 434 km/h on an electric motorcycle she built herself in her backyard garage. Freshly arrived from Colorado, USA, Eva is lecturing (leading students astray) at University of Auckland.
But if you think this girl is chasing the adrenaline kick, think again. Eva is a hardcore engineer and sees the record run itself “about as pleasant as taking a final exam”. Her element is in the workshop, and she feels that welding is a superhero power. Her mission is to show that eco-friendly is far from boring, and she readily admits that her racing is really just “eco-activism in disguise”. With the same dedication as a Greenpeace activist, she uses high speed racing to open people’s eyes and minds for sustainable technology. She also wants to inspire kids to study STEM and to build amazing things.Eva will tell you about the technology under the skin in her current record breaking motorcycle “KillaJoule”, and also reveal what’s next on the horizon: The overall motorcycle record! A new 1000 HP battery-powered motorcycle dubbed “Green Envy” is already on the drawing board.
Presenter: Eva Hakansson
Date: Thursday 2nd, of August 2018
Time: 6:00pm for refreshments, 6:30 for presentation and questions
Venue: Callaghan Innovation, 24 Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland
Cost: Free but registration is essential, all are welcome.