- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
A Ural electric sidecar has been spotted just a few miles from Urals American head office being ridden by a Fedex jacketed rider. The number plate on the electric Ural is in sequence with other Ural sidecars recently loaned from the factory to motorcycle magazines for testing.
A Ural owner in the area that is known to have previously tested Ural upgrades before release has commented online that they have ridden the Electric Ural Sidecar and it offers both Sport and Economy modes and in Sport mode “comes off the line strongly” and in Economy mode “has a range of around 100 miles”.
Fedex have stated in the US media that they are pushing the development of hybrid and electric delivery vehicle development from a number of manufacturers, which possibly explains the Fed-Ex rider in the photograph as electric vehicles make sense for the ‘last mile’ delivery of parcels in the same way NZ Post has recently introduced electric 4 wheelers for post and small parcel delivery.