Electric motorcycle manufactures access funding

The United States House of Representatives has unanimously passed an amendment giving two-wheel electric vehicles manufacturers access to Department of Energy funding for further development of electric vehicles.

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.

Zero MX Electric Motocross Action | Video

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 joins Alternative Energy Education

Zero Motorcycles today announced their partnership with the star-studded team behind the award-winning documentary "FUEL." In conjunction with the documentary's national opening in select cities on September 18th, the team behind "FUEL" created The Veggie Van Organization, a not-for-profit group that aims to facilitate the transition from fossil fuel use to a new green economy using sustainable energy. The Veggie Van Organization will be setting out on a cross-country excursion to promote "FUEL" and educate students of all ages about alternative fuels.

Zero Motorcycles DS | Electric Dual Sport Preview

All Roads, All Electric

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.                     

Brammo takes 1st place in production-class at TTXGP

The Brammo Enertia ridden by Scotland's Mark Buckley was the first place finishing production-based bike and third place overall in the historic TTXGP electric motorcycle race. Part of the 102nd year of the Isle of Man TT, the TTXGP featured electric motorcycles from around the globe in a single-lap race of the 37.73-mile street circuit.

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.

Isle of Man Zero Carbon TTXGP | Motorcycle Race Results

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.

Brammo qualifies well for Isle of Man TTXGP

Excitement is building at the inaugural TTXGP on the Isle of Man as Brammo's two production-based Enertia TTR race bikes took second and third in yesterday's final qualifying sessions.

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.

Brammo electric race motorcycle team gets Best Buy Sponsorship

Brammo, maker of the Enertia plug-in electric motorcycle announced today that Best Buy is an official sponsor and team partner of Brammo's two-bike team that will compete in the Isle of Man TTXGP race. The team will be officially known as Team Brammo Enertia Best Buy Racing.

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.

Brammo electric motorcycle to race Isle of Man TT

Brammo, the Ashland, OR-based manufacturer of the Brammo Enertia plug-in electric motorcycle, has hired Hardcard Holdings, LLC to organize its racing effort in the upcoming TTXGP event to be held in conjunction with the world famous Isle of Man TT. The event is scheduled for June 12th, 2009. The team will enter a full race-spec version of its production Enertia model.

"We are very pleased to assist Brammo in their racing debut" said Andy Leisner, Managing Partner of Hardcard.

Brammo expands electric motorcycle race team

With the world's first zero emissions motorcycle race set to take place June 12, 2009 on the Isle of Man, Brammo announced it would add a second Enertia TTR motorcycle and rider to its TTXGP race team.

Zero Motorcycles meets Europe’s Quantya for first race

The world is about to witness a landmark moment in the electric vehicle industry. Today Zero Motorcycles announced a showdown with its European competitor. Ten fully electric motorcycles will compete in a dirt bike race, five from Zero and five from Quantya. The race marks the first time in history that any two electric motorcycle manufacturers will go head to head.

2009 Zero X | Electric Design Award

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 Sets World Record | 24 Hours of Electricross

Santa Cruz Company Makes History With All-Electric Vehicle Endurance Race.

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 Helps Deliver Tax Credits for Electric Motorcycle

Electric Motorcycles Now Eligible for 10% Federal Tax Credit.

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.

2009 Feb/Mar Issue of Ultimate MotorCycling on Newsstands

Ultimate MotorCycling Feb/Mar 2009 Issue (Motorcycle Magazine) on Newsstands Febuary 17, 2009.

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).