Swiss Firm Offers Electric MX Bike

A Swiss manufacturer of electric motorcycles has launched distribution of its product in the United States.

Quantya USA, the New York-based division of Quantya SA, is marketing the Quantya FMX, or what the company calls "the first competition-ready electric motocross motorcycle."

Quantya FMX motorcycles use lithium polymer battery technology with proprietary electronics to power its 14 Kw (18.7hp) motor with a 47V or 74V battery. A typical fully charged battery is predicted to power the bike to a governed 40+ mph at a range of up to 2.5 hours.

Quantya SA manufactures its product in Lugano, Switzerland. The company was formed in 2005 with the sole mission of creating a high-performance electric motorcycle, and the company recently obtained TUV certification to become street-legal on roadways in Europe.

"We are extremely proud to be able to bring our innovation to the United States and contribute even on a small scale to save our planet from global warming," says Claudio Dick, CEO and founder of Quantya SA, Switzerland.

Quantya USA, the exclusive importer and distributor for the USA and Canada, is in Syosset, N.Y. The division is led by CEO Dario Trentini.