Johammer J1 electric motorcycle — Introduction
It has to be possible here in Europe to develop, manufacture and sell a modern product that can also be efficiently disposed of at the end of its useful life. A product that benefits everybody involved in its evolution. When we design products, we have to take their recyclability into consideration. Recycling is unavoidable. It is essential and it is the right thing to do. However, there is always something lost in the process because energy is consumed and complex infrastructures are needed in the background. One of today’s major challenges is to use energy responsibly. Products that are more difficult to recycle should have as long a service life as possible. Efficiency is an important factor. A conventional vehicle has an efficiency of less than 30% while electric vehicles – or EVs manage an efficiency of over 90%. Another major consideration is where this energy comes from. In 5 hours, 8 m² of photovoltaic panels can generate 100 km of range for the J1 just from the sun. The J1 has been designed based on 3 principles: maximum utilisation, recyclability, and using energy carefully. The result of our work is a product that makes sense in every respect. Many people assume that the J1 was designed to be different. But that is not true. The innovative appearance of the J1 is much more… …the result of consistently applying new technologies. The frame required for the batteries determines the geometry of the motorbike frame. Leaving out the front fork reduces weight, makes the frame more rigid and reduces the amount of maintenance needed. Although the electric motor inside the rear wheel took a while to develop, it is completely maintenance-free and unbeatable in terms of efficiency and weight. All instrument displays are integrated into the mirrors on the J1, so they are perfectly placed in the field of vision. The rider can concentrate fully on enjoying the ride. With one hand you can accelerate and brake, at the same time as regenerating energy. Your feet can relax in the most comfortable position, because they do not need to feel for a gear lever or brake pedal. No wear, no noise, no exhaust… it doesn’t annoy anybody just pure riding enjoyment! From circuit boards to the operating system, we developed everything at our plant to make sure that all of the components work together perfectly. Two of the most important features are the battery management system and the rear-view mirrors with integrated displays. We continue to develop our software to account for our customers’ experience and offer regular system updates. I think the result is something to be proud of!