Stockport based Kast Energy Technologies has teamed up with Duffy Motorsport for the famous Isle of Man TT races and the MotoE Championship.
The collaboration will show the art of the possible with Duffy Motorsport and KAST Energy race entries being powered by renewable energy generated locally to the races
KAST Energy has expertise with Solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicle charging and will be developing the paddock charging system for the race entries.
A solar array and energy storage system for the paddock will form the heart of the system that will harvest energy over the course of a race event.
Currently, power for the electric race bikes are provided by diesel generators or the grid system which burn fossil fuels, by providing energy for the bikes through a clean, renewable source of energy truly takes the emissions down to 0% for each race.
The target for the system is to meet the team’s charging needs and improve the charge time by up to 66% during the season.
The coming together of the two businesses really shows the power of collaboration in electric racing world to move forwards with development and true zero carbon emissions racing.
Kes Scott, managing director at KAST Energy Technologies said:
“KAST Energy is a project focused distributor of Renewable and energy efficient low carbon technologies. Reducing carbon production and greenhouse gases is at the heart of everything we need to accomplish.
Joining Duffy Motorsport for the 2019 TT Zero and MotoE Championship was an easy choice plus I am an avid TT fan, Marshall and privateer sponsor.”
Ryan Duffy from Duffy Motorsport added:
“Duffy Motorsport is a young business with a keen interest in the future technologies of racing and the wider applications.
“We are creating the future in electric vehicles, using racing to prove designs and test developments.
“Although the first season of racing is just behind them, the results where fantastic for an inaugural season with the team clocking a 6th place finish in the Isle of Man TT zero and taking 2nd overall in the MotoE championship.”
Kast and Duffy Motorsport will be looking to take on the races around Europe; the famous Isle of Man TT, a 37.7-mile course, pushes the electric motorbike to its limits.
Kes Scott – MD of Kast Energy interview on Manx Radio.