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Tank to launch second “green” motorcycle

August 17, 2007
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Tank Sports has successfully completed the development and demonstration stages for its LPG (propane)-fueled motorcycle and has entered the bike into its final stage of testing, U.S. on-road testing, the company said in a press release August 15.

This is Tank’s second environmentally friendly vehicle to enter the final phase of testing, the first being an E85-based motorcycle. Before being released to the public, Tank Sports required more than 5,000 miles of rigorous on-road testing in China and more than 500 miles of testing in the United States, which Tank plans to complete before the end of this year.

This new model is dual powered and can use gasoline as well as propane. Propane is a low-emission, economic fuel that is an alternative, non-petroleum fuel for use in vehicles.

The company did not mention if it is looking into other alternatively fueled motorcycle designs.

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