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Founder Neal Saiki Leaves Zero Motorcycles

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki is leaving his startup company to go back to an even more innovative project – human powered flight.

Zero XU Tax Credit and Battery Update

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The headlining feature of the new street-legal Zero XU is its removable battery. But why will riders need to purchase an extra battery to qualify for a popular tax credit, and how much will it weigh and cost?

Zero Motorcycles XU First Look

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Zero adds to its 2011 lineup by one, bringing a street version of its off-road bike that features a removable battery pack and quick-charging option.

Zero Motorcycles Names Karl Wharton as COO

Monday, February 28, 2011
Zero Motorcycles announced a new addition to its senior leadership team by naming Karl Wharton as Chief Operating Officer.

2011 Zero Motorcycles to Debut at Indy Dealer

Friday, February 18, 2011
Zero Motorcycles will debut its 2011 lineup during the Dealer Expo at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on February 18-20.

Zero Motorcycles Announces 2011 Models

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Zero Motorcycles has announced its 2011 product line which includes improvements to each of its models along with a quick-charge feature that allows motorcycles to charge nearly twice as fast.

Zero Motorcycles Expands to Mexico

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Zero Motorcycles announced further expansion of its sales and distribution operations with the addition of Dofesa Aventura in Mexico.

AC Propulsion on Rare Earth Metals Batteries

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
AC Propulsion, a global leader in electric drive development, design and manufacturing, entered the international dialog about the use of rare earth metals in the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Zero Motorcycles Ramps Up For Growth in 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Zero Motorcycles has announced plans to open a new motorcycle manufacturing facility that will more than double the company’s current production capacity in response to growing demand.

Scotts Valley Police to Ride Electric Motorcycles

Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Scotts Valley Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in California to accept delivery of a Zero DS electric motorcycle to assist in local patrols and traffic enforcement.

AC Propulsion Awarded $300,000 Grant

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
AC Propulsion has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to include its electric drive system into commercial service vans in Southern California.

Mission R Electric Superbike First Look

Friday, December 17, 2010
Mission unveils its latest electric motorcycle with the Mission R racebike, slated to compete in the 2011 TTXGP series.

AC Propulsion Expands Manufacturing to China

Friday, December 3, 2010
AC Propulsion, a leader in the development and design of electric drive technology, will be expanding it production facilities to Beijing after seeing a major increase in orders.

Mission Motors Announces EVT Division

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Mission Motors, maker of the Mission One electric motorcycle, announces the creation of the company’s electric vehicle powertrain division, MissionEVT.

2011 Brammo Enertia Plus First Look

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Brammo reveals a revamped version of its original Enertia electric motorcycle, featuring an 80-mile range and dubbed the Enertia plus.

Award-Winning E-Tracer Coming to U.S.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
The electric-powered Peraves E-Tracer recently won the $2.5 million-dollar Progressive Automotive X PRIZE and is now coming to the U.S. market with AC Propulsions at the helm.

Brammo and Zero Raise Development Funds

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Electric motorcycle firms Brammo and Zero are raising funds for their further expansion and product development.

Brammo Going Global with Flextronics

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Electric motorcycle maker Brammo Motorsports teams to electronic firm Flextronics to bring its electric designs to a global market.

Roehr Announces eRoehr eSuperBike

Friday, July 16, 2010
First announcing its intentions to go electric back in January, Roehr Motorcycles reveals more details about its new eRoehr eSuperBike and eSuperSport models.

Brammo Empulse Electric Motorcycle

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Oregon-based Brammo Motorsports unveils its newest electric motorcycle design, the Empulse, which boasts a 100 mph top speed and 100-mile range.