NEW YORK – VOLTERRA Motors, a United States-based All-Electric Powersports Vehicles Manufacturer, announced a collaboration with Instituto Europeo di Design (“IED”) in Turin, Italy, for master’s degree students to design a fully-electric, next-generation touring motorcycle for VOLTERRA.
This program took place during the first semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, with about 25 students of the master course in transportation design at IED Turin submitting concepts for a two-wheeled “concept bike” under the VOLTERRA brand. Students were briefed on VOLTERRA’s mission to develop clean alternatives in the Powersports industry while maintaining the range, safety, and riding sensations seen in traditional gasoline-powered motorcycles.
The most promising design, which fits aesthetically and technologically with the Volterra brand, was chosen for further research and development activities. This final design comfortably seats two adults plus additional luggage, is anticipated to have a range of over 250 miles, and includes cutting-edge user interface technology for a safe and comfortable ride.
“Working with students, you can tap into a new level of creativity and vision that is often overlooked at larger corporations with cookie-cutter designs,” said Jose Villegas, Chief Executive Officer of VOLTERRA. “At VOLTERRA, we are looking to create products that are new and exciting to customers, ones that resonate with riders around the world, and we could not be more pleased with the designs developed by the students at IED. The entire experience during this collaboration has been superb, and we look forward to developing a long-term relationship to continue this program in the future.”