Damon Bikes is using a surge in pre-sales for its upcoming electrical bikes and is now saying new markets and new options, together with Automobile-To-House (V2H) backup functionality.
Gross sales of electrical two-wheelers have skyrocketed for the reason that starting of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now Damon Bikes is the newest to announce a gross sales surge, claiming a rise of 60% in pre-sales since March thirty first for its upcoming Damon Hypersport electric superbikes.
The Vancouver, Canada-based firm is seemingly doing so nicely in North America that also they are now increasing gross sales into Europe as nicely.
As Damon Bikes founder and CEO Jay Giraud defined in an announcement offered to Electrek:
“Our dedication to reinventing the way forward for motorcycling has been paramount amidst the devastating COVID-19 disaster. As the worldwide economic system slowly begins to rebound, we’re excited to open pre-sales for the European markets and provide a safer, smarter and extra sustainable bike for the European two-wheel group.”
The Damon Hypersport is without doubt one of the most anticipated electrical bikes but to achieve the road. It was unveiled over a year ago and touts spectacular tech together with shapeshifting geometry and a set of sensors to offer never-before-seen rider aides.
The bikes sport spectacular efficiency claims as nicely, together with a high velocity of 200 mph (322 km/h) and a spread of 200 miles (320 km). Maintaining with the 200 theme, the bike can also be presupposed to sport a 200 hp (150 kW) motor.
Damon Bikes is concurrently unveiling a brand new function for its Hypersport electrical bikes: Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) backup energy. That can permit the Damon Hypersport’s 21 kWh battery pack to carry out double responsibility, offering backup energy to a house when obligatory and serving as an emergency generator.
The US Vitality Data Administration (EIA) estimates the average US home energy consumption at roughly 30 kWh per day, that means the Damon Hypersport might present round two-thirds of a day’s power to the common US family. Nevertheless, most properties would preserve power in an emergency scenario by working solely important gadgets, that means the bike may be capable of present a number of days of backup energy.
This won’t be the prime promoting level for a motorcycle, however the utility of V2H backup energy is kind of compelling.
I discovered myself within the direct path of Hurricane Irma in 2017 and was out of energy for 5 days after receiving a direct hit from the attention of the storm. With three of my electrical bicycle batteries mixed with a converter and inverter that I snagged just a few days earlier than the storm, I used to be in a position to preserve my household’s cell telephones, tablets and radios charged, and even run a fan (Florida in September with out AC isn’t enjoyable). So I can attest to how good it’s to have even a small quantity of backup electrical energy saved on-site throughout occasions of emergency.
And that was with electrical bicycle batteries. Think about what you could possibly do with a 21 kWh backup battery on wheels.
I think about that in the future, V2H battery backup energy shall be a given, because it merely is sensible. For now although, solely a handful of automotive corporations and even fewer electrical bike corporations are exploring it, and so I applaud the hassle.
After all, the entire thought of V2H from a Damon Hypersport is moot if the bikes by no means make it to the street. It’s nice to see $16M in gross sales, however I’ll be extra excited once I see the primary bikes rolling into clients’ garages.
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