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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

Green Car Reports

The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of.

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2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

Green Car Reports

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of electric motorcycles. There are now 14 configurations of Zero Motorcycles ranging in. electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Zero Electric Motorcycles Cuts Prices, Sells To Police, Gets Big Grant Too

Green Car Reports

While its competitor Brammo sold itself to Polaris, the electric-motorcycle maker Zero continues to follow its own path. Each year it has significantly improved the performance of its line of motorcycles. And, Zero Motorcycles has attracted high-level executives from within the motorcycle and automotive industries.

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

Green Car Reports

The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris Industries bought the electric motorcycle business assets of Brammo in January 2015, and added the Empulse to its Victory lineup.

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2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

Green Car Reports

The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t overheat. electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

Green Car Reports

Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast charging. Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid Charging EnergicaOn May 16th, actor and U.S.

Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

Green Car Reports

As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther afield thanks to expanded recharging options. motorcycles road trips plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero MotorcyclesSummertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches. and electric-vehicle road trips! DON'T MISS: Electric.

Harley Davidson Reveals LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: Video

Green Car Reports

Harley Davidson, the brand behind those often obnoxiously loud V-twin motorcycles favored by bikers, has built an electric motorcycle.

Energica Electric Motorcycle Vies For Wave Trophy, Makes Waves

Green Car Reports

Italian electric motorcycle company Energica appears to be ready to deliver its electric superbike in the coming months. The company just announced that its bikes have now entered production, and that it expects to make the first deliveries of the electric motorcycle by the end of this month. electric motorcycles Energica Ego

Why motorcycles may not be greener than cars: missing emission gear

Green Car Reports

Motorcycles weigh significantly less than cars, and generally have smaller engines. DON'T MISS: Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race. emissions motorcycles Fuel Economy electric motorcyclesWhen looking for green transportation, does it make sense to opt for two wheels instead of four?

Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

Green Car Reports

Mission Motors, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. Green Mission Motors electric motorcyclesDON'T MISS: 2016 Zero.

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No, Tesla Won't Make A 'Model M' Electric Motorcycle (Despite That Rendering)

Green Car Reports

Those who only read headlines may well think that electric-car maker Tesla Motors is actually considering making an electric motorcycle. Rendering concept Tesla Motors electric motorcyclesThese fever dreams wouldn't normally be worth.

2015 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide

Green Car Reports

The 2015 model year follows a big 2014 for the electric motorcycle industry. Zero made significant upgrades to its entire lineup, the Harley-Davidson Livewire concept was unveiled and toured around the country, and Brammo updated its flagship Empulse. Some of the higher-end bikes--among them the Energica Ego, Lightning LS 218, Lito Sora, an

2016 Victory Empulse: Electric Motorcycle Returns With New Name (Video)

Green Car Reports

Fresh off a strong showing at the Isle of Man TT electric motorcycle race, Victory Motorcycles has announced the 2016 Victory Empulse TT. This is the first foray into electric bikes by an established motorcycle manufacturer, which is exciting--and demonstrates the company is serious about producing electric motorcycles.

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

Green Car Reports

Pike's Peak Hill Climb Pikes Peak plug-in cars electric motorcyclesPikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42 miles of pavement, with no fewer than 156 turns.

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

Green Car Reports

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on the Isle of Man, in Britain's Channel Islands. Mugen electric motorcyclesThis is where companies test their latest technology on one of the toughest race courses in the world.

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2014 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide

Green Car Reports

Electric motorcycles are now ready for primetime, and this year''s selection shows that the pace of development is quick. This buyer''s guide focuses on street-legal, highway-ready motorcycles.

Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

Green Car Reports

It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a four-seat vehicle weighing more than a ton. Especially since the motorcycles returning comparable gas-mileage figures weigh about one-fifth as much. Green EPA Ratings EcoBoost Fuel Economy downsizing motorcycles

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company Bought Out By Polaris

Green Car Reports

There''s a new player in the world of electric motorcycles: Polaris has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. Since then Brammo has produced and sold its Empulse and Enertia electric motorcycles. ALSO SEE: Brammo Electric Motorcycle

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Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

Green Car Reports

The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. plug-in cars Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid ChargingMy test ride of the Ego involved a.

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Will Victory Beat Harley-Davidson With First Electric Cruiser Motorcycle?

Green Car Reports

Polaris recently bought the manufacturing business of electric-motorcycle maker Brammo; it''s also the parent company of Victory Motorcycles, a manufacturer of cruiser-style bikes that compete against Harley Davidson. A patent for the name “Victory Charger” has been filed by Polaris with the U.S. DON''T MISS

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Naked Brammo Empulse Amps Up Electric Motorcycle Sex Appeal (Video)

Green Car Reports

Electric motorcycle maker Brammo knows how to attraction attention: Get naked. Now guided by Brian Wismann, Brammo''s

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

Green Car Reports

Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. road trips electric motorcycles Zero MotorcyclesSeattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. DON'T MISS: 'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S.

Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

Green Car Congress

—Stefano Di Palma, AMT lead engineer for Ricardo Motorcycle. Fuel Efficiency Personal Transit Transmissions

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Fastest production motorcycle debuting Quail Moto Gathering: it's electric

National Green Transportation

On Monday, Lightning Motorcycles announced the debut of the fastest production motorcycle in the world, a motorcycle which happens to be electric.

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NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

Green Car Reports

Motorcycle shows are exciting displays of the latest technology and developments in two-wheeled transport. But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has been a showcase for electric motorcycles over the past few years, there was but a single electric two-wheeler on the floor this year.

Lightning motorcycles get energy boost

Green Cars News

Lightning Motorcycles, the maker of the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle, has reached an agreement with Ener1 Inc for lithium-ion battery cells. In addition, Ener1 will supply cells for Lightning’s commuter motorcycle and scooter which [.].

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype

Green Car Reports

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature.

Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

Green Car Reports

Harley-Davidson may be the most traditional of motorcycle makers. Recently, our writer Ben Rich rode it--and reported on what it''s like.

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Energica Ego Electric Superbike Beats 2 Teslas, Ferrari In 1/4-Mile (Video)

Green Car Reports

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Alta Motors electric motorcycle: racing victories, test ride video

Green Car Reports

Alta Motors has jumped out of the starting gate with an electric motorcycle designed for the race track. youtube electric motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride

Green Car Reports

The Harley-Davidson Project Livewire electric motorcycle concept has been blazing across the country, with demonstration rides offered to owners and fans on no fewer than 40 concept bikes. Now we''ve ridden it, and we can weigh in: The Livewire motorcycle looks great, accelerates hard, and rides smoothly.

Solar powered Lightning Motorcycles sets electric motorcycle land speed record

National Green Transportation

El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, California (November 16, 2012) - Lightning Motorcycles has set another electric motorcycle land speed record.

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Electric Motorcycle Gangs: You'll Never Hear Them Coming

Green Car Reports

Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Are there now groups of electric

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You know cars, trucks, and motorcycles, but what's an autocycle? (It's an Elio)

Green Car Reports

Traditionally, motorcycles have two wheels, and passenger cars and light trucks have four. To say three-wheeled vehicles are rare in the North American car market would be an understatement. But Elio Motors wants to change that with its three-wheeled car, which it says will be offered for $7,300 (previously $6,800) and achieve 84 mpg on the.

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Touring the four corners of the US on an electric motorcycle: trip report, lessons learned

Green Car Reports

Riding long distances on an electric motorcycle has gotten significantly easier over the past three years. Each summer over that time, I've traveled 4,500 miles or more on a Zero electric motorcycle. road trips electric motorcycles

Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Green Car Reports

Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description.

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First 'Iron Butt' Award For Electric Motorcycle: Terry Hershner

Green Car Reports

You may recognize Terry from his several cross-country attempts on his electric motorcycle. The Iron Butt Association now has its first electric member, Terry Hershner. Now he has pushed the limits even farther, traveling 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours on his modified 2012 Zero S.

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Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

National Green Transportation

On Thursday, Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Prices Cut By $5,000 To $7,000

Green Car Reports

If you have ever wanted a Brammo electric motorcycle, this may be a good time to consider buying one. Brammo is now offering an End-Of-Summer Promotion that gives significant discounts to move more of their electric bikes out of inventory and onto the roads. The price of a 2014 Empulse has fallen 29 percent, from $17,000 to $12,000, and the

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