St. Thomas Adacemy’s Experimental Vehicle Team at Make: Day

St. Thomas Adacemy’s Experimental Vehicle Team at Make: Day


You may recall this motorcycle getting tons of great press this summer. Students from Saint Thomas Academy created an electric motorcycle with a 40+ mile per charge range. The bike has some amazing safety features, which really sets it apart from other electric motorcycle designs.

We’re happy to welcome the STA Experimental Vehicle Team this weekend at Make: Day.

We asked the advisor, Mark Westlake, to tell us more about the bike.

Backed by an InvenTeams grant from the Lemelson-MIT program, the Experimental Vehicle Team from Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minn., has applied its ingenuity to develop a lithium-phosphate-ion-powered motorcycle that will travel 40+ miles before needing to be recharged by an on-board 110 volt charger. “Crush zones” formed by compressible materials, and other safety features protect the driver by keeping him inside the vehicle in a collision.

Make: Day is this Saturday, March 14th from 10am -3pm at the Science Museum of Minnesota!

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