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New SAE Protcol: E-Motorcycle Top Speed

Monday, March 3, 2014
SAE International has adopted a new top speed test based on protocol developed by the Motorcycle Industry Council's Electric Vehicle Subcommittee.

Hero Electric Leap Scooter & iON Concept

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hero's new model designs at Indian Auto Expo include electric-hybrids like the pre-production Leap scooter and futuristic electric-fuel cell-powered iON.

Brammo Introduces New Retail Incentives

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Brammo has introduced new retail incentives for certain 2013 model year electric motorcycles as the Federal Tax Incentive expires.

Vectrix VT-1 Electric Scooter First Look

Friday, November 1, 2013
Vectrix adds a new electric scooter to its line-up for 2014. The VT-1 comes with a number of patented Vectrix technologies, boasts a top speed of 62 mph and a range of 55 miles on a single charge.

Moto-Electra Goes Coast-to-Coast in 3.5 Days

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Moto-Electra has set the bar for a ride from coast-to-coast in the United States on an electric motorcycle, completing the task in 3.5 days.

Mission Motorcycles Launches RS and R

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mission Motorcycles is now taking reservations for two electric models slated to hit markets in 2014, the Mission RS and Mission R.

Lightning Demo Celebrates Earth Day At Google

Monday, April 22, 2013
Lightning Motorcycles, producer of the 'World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle,' celebrated Earth Day by bringing its contingency of electric-powered vehicles to Google employees.

Energica Makes Sustainable Luxury Guide

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Energica: the one and only electric motorcycle in the world’s first sustainable luxury online guide.

Fiscal Cliff Resolution Extends EV Credit

Friday, January 4, 2013
Tax hikes and spending cuts dominated the Fiscal Cliff debate, but the resolution reached by lawmakers also extended a tax credit for electric motorcycles.

Reserve Your 2014 Energica on PayPal

Friday, December 7, 2012
Reservations for the 2014 Energica electric superbike, produced in Italy, are now being accepted online through PayPal.

2014 Energica Electric Motorcycle Preview

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Energica electric superbike is set to debut at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan, Italy, but we have a sneak preview of the first production electric motorcycle to come out of Italy.

E-Motorcycle Tax Credit May Be Extended

Monday, August 6, 2012
A bill approved by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee that would extend tax credits to buyers of on-road electric motorcycles heads to the full Senate for approval.

MIC Adds Highway Range to EV Protocol

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Motorcycle Industry Council develops a protocol to help determine the range of electric motorcycles as the MIC offers ongoing support for the electric vehicle market.

Zero Launches 2012 DS Police Motorcycle

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Zero Motorcycles has launced its DS Police Motorcycle to help meet the needs of law enforcement and security agencies across the world.

Peirspeed to Distribute Vectrix in US

Monday, May 21, 2012
VECTRIX signs U.S. Distributor Agreement with GA-based Peirspeed.

Daimler Plans smart Electric Scooter by 2014

Friday, May 11, 2012
Automotive giant Daimler has announced plans to bring the smart electric scooter concept to market by 2014.

MIC Adopts Electric MC Top Speed Test

Friday, April 27, 2012
Motorcycle Industry Council adopts protocol for determining electric motorcycle top speed. Motorcycle shoppers can compare accurate speed data.

Electric Scooter Concepts at 2011 Tokyo Show

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and KYMCO all released electric scooter concepts at 2011 Tokyo Show. Here's a recap.

BRD Taking Pre-Orders for the RedShift

Friday, November 11, 2011
BRD Motorcycles has announced it is accepting pre-orders for the RedShift, an electric design that engineers claim will challenge top-end 250cc motocross bikes.

2012 Zero Motorcycles First Look

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Capable of more speed and longer range, Zero Motorcycles has released details on its 2012 lineup which features all-new power pack technology.