Zero Motorcycles News
Zero Motorcycles has been a leader in the electric-motorcycle industry since its e-bikes throttled into action back in 2006.
The Santa Cruz-based company has built a solid reputation, garnering attention of organizations like the U.S. Military, which will use a special-edition MMX Military motorcycle for covert missions.
And on Thursday, Zero reported that it delivered 59 2012 Zero S motorcycles to the Hong Kong Government. Zero reports this is the largest fleet sale to date.
Many of the bikes, which were delivered by its Asia distributor, Yuen Ho Trading Company, LTD., will be used by the Hong Kong Police Department and special event purposes with a small allocation of the police motorcycles going to the Hong Kong Airport Police for traffic enforcement.
Some Zero S motorcycles will be used by the Hong Kong Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the Transport Department to conduct motorcycle rider examinations, and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for general transportation throughout Hong Kong supporting public parks.
Zero Motorcycles participated in an open RFP process and was awarded the contract based on meeting criteria in regards to performance, reliability, after sales commitments and the low cost of operation of the Zero S motorcycle.
John Lloyd (Zero Motorcycles Vice President of Global Sales) says: “This is an incredible new relationship that has been forged between YHT, the Hong Kong government and Zero Motorcycles. Our international authority fleet programs continue to be one of our most successful channels for distribution and we look forward to working with the Hong Kong government on current and future programs.
“We couldn’t put this program together without YHT. They are an invaluable new partner for Zero. It’s our intention to keep securing strong partnerships like YHT in Asia as it’s one of the fastest growing e-markets in the world.”
All 59 motorcycles are based on Zero’s highly popular 2012 MY Zero S. The Zero S has an approximate range of 89 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 88 miles per hour. The Police motorcycles have been up fitted with a series of components developed exclusively for traffic enforcement, Zero says.
Ophelia Lin (General Manager, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd.) says: “We are glad to see the Hong Kong Government’s order becomes the largest order in Asia. Deploying electric vehicles like the Zero S helps reduce Hong Kong’s carbon footprint. We are very passionate about contributing to environmental protection. To introduce Zero to Hong Kong means a small but impactful contribution in the long term.”
Leading up to a highly visible Zero launching ceremony, representatives from Zero held a training session with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), and conducted rider training for government riders preparing to take part in using their MY 2012 Zero S motorcycles within their particular venues.
The launching ceremony took place on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Hong Kong Science Park at the Atrium Link. Guest speakers included:
Mr. Scott Shaw, Chief Commercial Consul, American Consulate General
Mr. Edmond Ho, Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Mobile Sources), Environmental Protection Department
Various governmental officials/representatives from the Hong Kong Police Department, EMSD, Fire Services and US Consulate staff
Representatives from various commercial companies, driving schools and educational institutions
For more information on Zero Motorcycles visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.