Recently at the Portland International Raceway Scotty Pollacheck crosses the quarter-mile marker doing 156 mph. He has traveled 1,320 feet in 8.22 seconds, faster than any gas-powered cars, trucks or motorcycles that have raced in the drag sprints on this same raceway. Extremely impressive given that the motorcycle he is riding is powered entirely by lithium-ion batteries. His bike runs on 990 lithium-ion battery cells that feed two direct current motors, generating 350 horsepower. The bike accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just under a second, faster than many professional gas powered drag motorcycles. There is a growing movement that’s exploiting breakthroughs in batteries and could soon challenge the world’s fastest-accelerating vehicles in the $1 billion drag-racing industry. Electric gives instant torque, whereas gasoline you have to build it up. A lot of torque with no vroom. It is commonly believed that electric motorcycles will challenge the top records within five years.