The amendment was included in HR 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act and passed the House on September 16, 2009, 312-114.
For the EV industry this will allow, for the first time, two wheel vehicles to benefit from federal Department of Energy funding.
Electric Motocross Action
Click video to see Zero Motorcycles Australia let Cody Mackie and Benny Foster from Dirt Action Magazine loose on the Kembla MX Track to try out the new Zero MX Electric Motorcycles.
Zero Motorcycles today introduced the Zero DS, a fully electric dual sport motorcycle that can be ridden anywhere from the city street, to a gravel road, to a dirt trail. Zero has equipped its latest model with aggressive suspension, rugged wheels and dual sport tires to efficiently move riders over any surface. The Zero DS is a high performance motorcycle that is powered by Zero Motorcycles' industry leading Z-Force drivetrain.
The Brammo bikes reached top speeds exceeding 102 MPH, amongst the fastest in the field, and turned consistent average race lap speeds of over 75 MPH.
Zero Carbon Electric Motorcycles
The electric bikes competing in the TTXGP, the world's first zero carbon eGrandPrix, have completed the race. In the BEST BUY PRO Class, UK/India-based team Agni with rider Rob Barber secured first place with a time of 25mins 53secs and an average speed of 87.434mph. In the OPEN class US based electric motorsport secured the win with rider Chris Heath secured first place with a time of 34mins 17secs and an average speed of 66.022 mph.
The world's first no-emissions motorcycle race is now just hours away as the 23 teams from around the world hit the track tomorrow, June 12. For additional information about the event, visit www.ttxgp.com.
Founder and CEO of Brammo, Craig Bramscher said, "Our goal with Team Brammo Enertia Best Buy Racing is to explore future capabilities, technologies and features of the production-based Enertia electric motorcycle and the future of the Brammo product line.
"We are very pleased to assist Brammo in their racing debut" said Andy Leisner, Managing Partner of Hardcard.
Giant Green Leap in Motorcycling
Emissions from internal combustion motors-both sound and chemical-have been the bane of off-road motorcycles for decades. In the minds of many, quiet and clean electricity is the propulsion of the future for dirt bikes.
Zero Motorcycles made history today, after hosting their 24 Hours of Electricross this past weekend. The event was the first international endurance competition for off-road all-electric vehicles and included teams from around the world. Setting several world records including a Guinness World Record, over 50 competitors raced for 24 hours straight, only stopping to change out batteries and riders. In total, more than 4000 miles were completed by the field of 10 teams.
Zero Motorcycles , the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer, today announced the company's upcoming line of street legal electric motorcycles will be eligible for the just passed 10 percent federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles. This announcement comes just prior to Zero Motorcycles' official launch of its all-new Zero S Supermoto Street Bike.
It's the time of the year when awards are handed out-the Academy Awards' Oscars, the Golden Globes-and Ultimate MotorCycling has its annual motorcycle Achievement in Design Awards (AiDA).