This exciting project illustrates how companies can collaborate to develop the innovative technologies needed to address today’s global challenges. CBMM joined forces with motorcycle company Current Motor, the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and steel producer SSAB. Through the application of niobium technology they produced the world’s first zero emission electric cargo motorcycle.
The Niobium Solar Mobile Project is just one example of a partnership that harnesses the tremendous impact of a small amount of niobium added to steels, making them lighter, stronger, tougher and more weldable. These properties enabled the design of a 31% lighter frame for a motorcycle that goes faster and farther on a single solar charge.
The motorcycles and solar charging station will be on display at the Marina Bay Sands Events Square from 24th to 28th October 2016, and CBMM is proud to be the only participant at SIEW using a solar powered exhibition platform.