Nawa debuts world-first hybrid battery-powered motorbike

Nawa Technologies is to unveil its new e-motorbike, the Nawa Racer, which features a ‘world-first’ hybrid e-powertrain.

French-based tech firm Nawa, which specializes in 3D nano-technology, will be showcasing the electric motorbike at the EICMA 2021 show in Milan later this month.

The company will be demonstrating what it is calling a world-first hybrid e-powertrain, which has been developed through next-gen nano-based ultracapacitors, called NawaCap.

According to Nawa, these can be applied to a real-world electric vehicle powertrain, by combining them with conventional lithium-ion cells to create a hybrid battery system.

Optimising both energy sources, Nawa says the system “opens up new possibilities” for all e-powertrains by “greatly improving efficiency, reducing the size of the lithium-ion battery as well as charging times, potentially doubling range and extending entire system life.”

Pascal Boulanger, founder of NAWA Technologies and CTO, said: “NAWA Raceris our vision for the electricmotorbike of tomorrow – a retro café racer-inspired machine, but one that is thoroughly modern. It is lightweight, fast and fun, perfect for an emission-free city commute that will put a smile on your face. But thanks to its revolutionary electric powertrain, which combines NAWA’s ultracapacitors with lithium-ion, it also lays down a blueprint for the future.”

To develop a fully functioning prototype, Nawa has had the support of InnoEnergy, the innovation arm of the European Innovation Institute, as well as a consortium of French partners comprised of AKKA Technologies, Pronergy, FAAR and YSY Group.