Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher is currently in Hong Kong with US Secretary Gary Locke who is leading a senior-level U.S. business development mission to China to promote U.S. exports in a broad range of leading U.S. technologies related to clean energy.
The delegation is comprised of 22 U.S. firms representing a cross-section of U.S. industries that have developed products, services or technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Brammo’s first product to be exported to China is the Enertia, an electric motorcycle built in Ashland, Oregon. The Enertia has a top speed of over 60 miles per hour (95 km/h), a range of 42 miles (68 kilometers) and a charging time of about 4 hours.
The award winning Enertia is currently in trial use with the Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department.
Distribution of Brammo’s products in China is handled by JCAM Advanced Mobility Company Ltd., the Hong Kong-based electric vehicle distribution company co-founded by megastar Jackie Chan.
Secretary Locke brought the mission to Hong Kong and discussed the need for China and the US to share the responsibility for creating the new energy economy and leading the world in clean energy solutions. The mission continues onto Shanghai and Beijing.
China’s rapid growth has been accompanied by a large increase in demand for energy and a dramatic jump in greenhouse gas emissions. Other pressing issues include China’s limited energy resources and need to increase industrial energy efficiency.
In response to these challenges, China’s central government has made clean energy and energy efficiency strategic priorities.
In the 11th Five-Year Plan the government has set targets to reduce energy intensity per unit of GDP by 20% as well as reduce emissions for major pollutants such as sulfur dioxides and carbon dioxide, by 10%
About US Secretary Gary Locke:
Gary Locke was appointed by President Obama as the 36th Secretary of Commerce and sworn into office on March 26, 2009.
At the Department of Commerce, Locke is charged with helping implement President Obama’s ambitious agenda to turn around the economy and put people back to work.
As the first Chinese-American to hold this post in a president’s cabinet, Locke has a distinctly American story. His grandfather emigrated from China to Washington State, initially finding employment as a servant, working in exchange for English lessons.
Locke’s father, also born in China, was a small business owner, operating a grocery store where Locke worked while receiving his education from Seattle’s public school system. His strong work ethic and determination eventually took him to the highest office in the state of Washington.
About Brammo, Inc:
Brammo designs and sells electric vehicles. We blend timeless design with innovative technologies that make our vehicles the first choice for eco conscious transport. Our motorcycles are designed and developed at our headquarters located in Southern Oregon. The company was founded in 2002 and is privately held. brammo.com
About the Award Winning Enertia:
April, 2010 — The Edison Best New Product Awards, presented by Discovery Channel, the Brammo Enertia wins the Silver Medal in Best New Product – Transportation
"Innovation is more important now than ever," said Sarah Miller Caldicott, great grandniece of Thomas Edison, and Chairperson of the Edison Awards Steering Committee. "The Edison Award winners are the moving parts in the engine of economic growth. They inspire people to think outside the box and their results improve the lives of people around the world."
About JCAM Advanced Mobility Company Ltd:
JCAM Advanced Mobility Company Ltd. (JCAM) is a Hong Kong-based vehicle distribution company established in 2005. Co-founded by megastar Jackie Chan, its primary business focus is to identify, qualify, and market zero-emissions products.
Within the first four years of operation, JCAM has grown into a company with diverse and growing business interests in sustainable transportation.
Operating in six countries, JCAM is a winner of Hong Kong Business’ High-Flyers Outstanding Enterprises Award (Modern Alternative Technology).