The guys from Orange County Choppers (remember them from NPE2009?) are doing a "green" motorcycle -- all electric -- for the show airing Thursday night. It includes a visit to the Siemens wind turbine plant in Iowa (check out the link for video from the Discovery Channel) in which they show a little of the fiberglass turbine production. The bike also includes LED lighting (which has lots of plastics, including a polycarbonate component). This may be a "green" motorcycle, but it's not a wimpy scooter. They elected to use a high-voltage motor, despite the increased size and power requirements, so the bike could achieve speeds of 100 mph or more. But does it sound like a real motorcycle? We'll see. (And thanks to Rhoda Miel, Plastics News' staff reporter in Detroit, for suggesting this post).
An unexpected place to find plastics on TV
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