The integral chassis and body of Vector houses the Permanent Rare Earth Magnet AC motor. This, combined with a voltage-matched inverter, provides the speed and torque required to achieve breakthrough performance in a motorcycle.
Vector is the greenest, safest and most fulfilling bike ever created. The rider sits astride a hand-made motorcycle with lightweight carbon-composite structure and ingeniously elegant battery-module monocoque, which is as clean and efficient as it is beautiful to behold.
The structural battery monocoque construction is the epitome of the Arc philosophy. Our revolutionary modular battery monocoque is a legacy free platform. Releasing the design process from the necessity to incorporate cross vehicle architecture – our architecture is bespoke to each vehicle maximising it’s true potential. Arc’s philosophy has manifested itself in our first product, the Vector – replacing the traditional chassis with the battery facilitates the Vector’s class leading range and performance bike mass figures delivering a dynamic experience often lost with electric vehicles and especially motorcycles.
The monocoque of Vector is also a platform for the Permanent Rare Earth Magnet AC motor. This, combined with a voltage-matched inverter, provides the speed and torque required to achieve breakthrough performance in a motorcycle.
The battery cells, which are supplied by Samsung, are the absolutely cutting-edge and Arc is the first motorcycle manufacturer with access to this technology. The battery packaging has been developed to be completely modular, flexible, and legacy-free, maximised for simplicity, space and mass-reduction. The monocoque philosophy has enabled Arc to wrap the bike in a structural form, allowing for maximum design flair. The form also means that Arc’s batteries are the only motorcycle batteries tested to Reg100 standards – a test normally only undertaken by automotive OEMs.
The powercell produces 399 units of voltage, giving a realistic range of about 200 miles in urban use and 120 miles on the highway. That’s about 30% more than any comparable EV. The NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) showed a 362-mile urban range, which is the drive-cycle often quoted by companies.