A.S.O. and Tacita partner on the Afriquia Merzouga Rally
The organization will move green in the bivouac thanks to the Tacita T-Race
The mobile charging T-Station will be a green oasis in the middle of the bivouac
A.S.O. is delighted to announce the technical partnership with Tacita, the Italian Manufacturer of electric motorbikes on the Afriquia Merzouga Rally that will kick off tomorrow.
Round of the Dakar Series, the Afriquia Merzouga Rally confirms its strong commitment to responsible sport. Among the numerous actions taken on the rally, the technological partnership with Tacita is a concrete environmental action.
Tacita is not new to the rally. Tacita T-Race was the first electric bike to compete and finish an International rally. It happened on the Merzouga Rally back in 2012. This year the Organization staff will ride a Tacita T-Race in its 4 versions Rally, Enduro, Diabolika and Motard to move in the bivouac or to open a special stage. Equipped with 4 battery packs, Tacita T-Race will allow the Organization to move around in the complete respect of the environment.
Moreover, thanks to the T-Station, there will be a green oasis in the middle of the bivouac. The T-station is the motorbike trailer that also acts as a mobile charging station with photovoltaic panels and batteries. The panels are spread for a total of 18 square meters area, with an irradiation power of 3 Kwh. The accumulators (namely “batteries”) are used to store the energy produced and not used, making it available when the sun irradiation ceases. T-Station, therefore, can provide energy not only to the electric bikes, but also to your home or the motorhomes or trucks, as on the bivouac.
Pierpaolo Rigo, co-founder of Tacita:
“we return on the Merzouga Rally where we made our world premiere with Tacita T-Race in 2012 as first completely electric motorcycle to compete in an International African Rally. We will put the Tacita T-Race Rally, Enduro, Diabolika and Motard at disposal of the Organization. We will also test the new 2018 technical features of our machines. In terms of aesthetics the bikes are thinner but with an important increase of autonomy thanks to the new batteries. Not only, the T-Station will supply green energy to the bivouac”.
About Tacita – The electric motorbike
The “Tacita project”, from Tàcita, Latin name of the Roman goddess of silence, springs from the desire to develop a motorbike which respects the environment and the people around us, yet being a true machine for real off-roading. Tacita was born in 2009, to produce a new enduro bike able to compete with traditional motorbike combustion engines, giving sensations of pure riding, yet being moved by a completely “no-emission” electric engine. Since then, Tacita’s effort has focused on research, engineering and design, to create an Italian bike with temperament, unique in its kind. The result is the new “T-RACE”: passion, nature, strength, silence, respect, emotions.