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14 September 2010, 1249
By Rhonda Miel on Sept 14, 2010
Published in PlasticsNews.com (http://www.plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=19666&channel=189)

The wandering wires that wind their way through most electric-drive vehicles are a sign of a design flaw, says Michael Czysz, and it is one that he wanted to eliminate when his MotoCzysz LLC began creating its electric racing motorcycle.

“Others will take an existing bike and add batteries,” Czysz said during the Industrial Designers Society of America annual conference, held Aug. 4-7 in Portland. The problem with that approach is that the most important part of the electric bike — the battery and engine — are merely jerry-rigged into an existing frame.

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