Australia’s first electrical motorcycle wins prestigious Good Design Awards
A yr after it’s launch, the Fonzarelli NKD – the primary electrical motorcycle produced in Australia – has received gold within the Good Design Awards’ Automotive – Finest Exterior class.
Australian firm Fonzarelli launched the NKD in 2019 and joins a listing of earlier winners that features Lexus and Tesla. Greater than 800 design venture had been evaluated on this yr’s worldwide design awards.
Fonzarelli founder Michelle Nazzari was understandably delighted.
“Once we launched Australia’s first electrical bike final yr, we knew the NKD – along with its environmental and efficiency credentials – needed to ship an electrifying aesthetic,” she stated in an announcement.
“From stuntmen to old fashioned riders, we’ve loved a number of nice suggestions on our ‘street-legal beast’. However to be recognised as delivering the yr’s most spectacular exterior throughout the whole automotive class is an unbelievable endorsement.
In praising the NKD design, the Good Design Awards jury highlighted Fonzarelli’s capability to ship on each innovation and design.
“The styling of the NKD ticks the field and scores large for growing an answer that targets world rising traits. NKD answered the necessity to transfer in direction of greener and extra sustainable mobility options. Using recyclable supplies and talent to faucet into renewable power provides to the optimistic environmental messaging of the model and product.
“In a world the place everyone seems to be in search of individuality, the NKD will be customised and personalised to swimsuit particular person style. The ‘meccano’ styling has that retro handmade really feel about it, reinforcing that customized enchantment. It doesn’t appear as if a mass-produced product, giving it a way of uniqueness and intrigue.
And, it famous, “The jury loves how the retro customized styling is in full distinction to the expertise and powertrain that sits inside. It’s very cool. 0-100 in 3.9 sec… WOW!”
The NKD additionally gives a spread of 200km. The transportable powerpacks enable customers to cost up virtually wherever, whether or not indoors, onboard, or utilizing current public charging infrastructure.
“Total, the NKD is a cool step in direction of the shift to extra environmentally pleasant mobility options. Low operating prices, excessive efficiency, vary, customisation, security, low service prices, using recyclable supplies all add to a effectively thought out resolution,” the jury stated.
Earlier this yr Fonzarelli additionally launched the newest model of their Arthur Mannequin, you can read our review of the Arthur 3 here.