Thomas Tomczyk took a 12,644 km journey on his electric motorcycle thus setting a new Guinness world record for the longest electric motorcycle ride.
A couple of days ago, Thomas Tomczyk arrived in Columbia on his 2012 Zero S motorcycle. At this point he clocked a GPS-verified 12,644 kilometers (7856 miles) aboard his electric motorcycle. According to Guinness, this is a new world record for the longest electric motorcycle ride. But Thomas Tomczyk is not stopping here.
Tomczyk’s original plan is to ride from the United States to Patagonia, at the southern tip of South America. This means he still has more than 6000 kilometers left to ride. Travelling the world on an electric motorcycle is no walk in the park. It presents different challenges, range and charge times to name a few.
Thomas Tomczyk made several stops to recharge his motorcycle battery. Some of them were as long as two hours. Not to mention that Zero’s range allowed him to ride about 320 km (200 miles) a day. A single trip was no longer than 144 km (90 miles). Another problem was spare parts. It is not easy to find Zero components in South America. Tomczyk’s charge stops are impressive. He recharged his electric motorcycle battery at jails, schools, museums, homes, garages and coffee shops, to name a couple.
Thomas Tomczyk is making a documentary to reveal how is like to travel the world on an electric motorcycle. He even launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to get funding for his project.
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