Tank Sports Tests Its First E85 Ethanol Fueled Motorcycle
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2007; Tank Sports yesterday announced that the first stage of research and development has been completed for its new 150cc and 250cc motorcycles that run on E85 ethanol (85% alcohol, 15% gasoline).
Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane fuel that is produced from renewable sources. At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops such as corn. Because it is domestically produced, ethanol helps reduce America's dependence upon foreign sources of energy.
``After 7 months of research and development along with 3000km of road testing, Tank quality control has inspected and the research results in aspects of technology, safety measures, and performance,'' said Tank CEO Jiangyong Ji. ``We have verified that the core development process has been completed, and the second stage of testing will commence, including 5000 km of road testing.''
Tank's goal is to bring the E85 ethanol fueled units into the U.S. and international market by August of 2007. ``Tank's promotion of ethanol fueled motorcycles is an effort for environmental protection, and we are dedicated in reducing pollution through the use of alternate fuels and making further contributions to improve the environment,'' said Tank CEO Jiangyong Ji.
About Tank Sports, Inc.
Tank Sports is a leading company that develops, engineers, and markets high performance on-road motorcycles and scooters, as well as off-road all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes and Go Karts through OEMs in China. It utilizes the so-called ``China Concept'' to participate in the $31.5 billion annually (data: Motor Industry Council) motorcycle/ATV market.