2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

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Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. The demise of Victory motorcycles, however, seems to be the end of the. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica EgoZero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater range, and lower prices, while new entries from Alta Motors and Energica expand available offerings.

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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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. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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

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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

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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. DON'T MISS: 2015 Electric. police California electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

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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. Air Force veteran Bill Levasseur rode an Energica Eva from Los Angeles to San Francisco, recharging only at CCS fast-charging stations.

2015 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide

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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, and

Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

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Mission Motors, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. The company developed an electric superbike that could go up to 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, but it never managed to put the bike into production. Green Mission Motors electric motorcycles

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

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Over the last few days, images of a “Tesla Model M” have made the rounds online, sparking excited discussions among electric-bike enthusiasts and others. 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 motorcycles

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

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Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each time traveling a greater distance. DON'T MISS: Electric Motorcycle Ride From. road trips electric motorcycles Zero MotorcyclesThis summer I set my sights on riding a Zero SR from my home in New Jersey to Mexico and Canada.

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

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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. This year, the mountain will be the setting for the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb car and.

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

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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. Over the past few years, some major manufacturers as.

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

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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. DON'T MISS: Brammo Electric. Green Brammo Empulse Polaris brammo electric motorcycles

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company Bought Out By Polaris

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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 The two companies have worked together since 2011, when Polaris invested $28 million in Brammo.

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2014 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide

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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. There are many two-wheeled electric vehicles out there that are more properly considered scooters or dirt bikes, but this guide covers only motorcycles (plus

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

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Electric motorcycle maker Brammo knows how to attraction attention: Get naked. Or, more specifically, strip down one of your hottest electric motorcycle to show off what it''s made of.

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

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and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther afield thanks to expanded recharging options. DON'T MISS: Electric. motorcycles road trips plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero MotorcyclesSummertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches. Cross-country road trips in Tesla Model S sedans are now commonplace, courtesy of Tesla's Supercharger network.

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

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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 ChargingThe Italian company first impressed me with a test ride on the Energica Ego, and now I've had a chance to sling a leg over the Eva and see how they compare. My test ride of the Ego involved a.

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DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype

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The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a defense technology company based in Fairfax, Virginia, recently won its second award from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to continue development of the

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

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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. brammo electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Polaris

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Electric Motorcycle Gangs: You'll Never Hear Them Coming

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Are there now groups of electric Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same leathers. Group rides for charity are common in the summer and fall riding seasons.

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To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before. road trips electric motorcycles Zero MotorcyclesSeattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S.

Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

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Harley-Davidson may be the most traditional of motorcycle makers. But it''s now taken a huge leap into a greener future with its LiveWire electric motorcycle concept. Recently, our writer Ben Rich rode it--and reported on what it''s like.

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San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

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Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. road trips electric motorcyclesNow Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an.

Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride

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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.

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

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

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

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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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Johammer Electric Motorcycle: World's Weirdest Way To Go Green

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Anyone who chooses Austrian firm Johammer''s electric motorcycle will peg themselves firmly in the former category. There are two types of green vehicle fans in this world: Those who wish you to know they''ve picked the latest green vehicle, and those that don''t. It is, by quite a margin, the weirdest two-wheeler we''ve ever clapped eyes on. And we

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

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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 motorcyclesAnd in that short time, the available charging systems have gotten faster to such a degree that we are getting close to parity with our.

Alta Motors electric motorcycle: racing victories, test ride video

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Alta Motors has jumped out of the starting gate with an electric motorcycle designed for the race track. DON'T MISS: Is end of Victory Motorcycles the. youtube electric motorcycles

Why to buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month

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But for present and future electric-car owners considering the purchase of a home. With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have produced more questions than usual about what policies he and his administration may pursue. Politics incentives tax credit taxes plug-in cars Charging station EVSE Donald Trump

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Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

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The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has several electric car and electric motorcycle entries, and this year marks the first time for a production electric motorcycle class in the PPIHC. On Thursday, Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

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Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal. California plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Boats

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2014 Zero SR Electric Motorcycle Boosts Power, Range: Video

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The needs of electric motorcycles are very different from those of electric cars, and it''s leading to a quite startling pace of development in the electric two-wheeler market.

BMW Gives a Glimpse of Its Electric Supersport Motorcycle

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BMW just demonstrated its commitment to electric-powered vehicles by announcing an experimental Supersport electric motorcycle based on its S1000RR. The experimental vehicle is called the BMW eRR for electric racing replica and it was made in conjunction with the Technical University of Munich. electric motorcycles

Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

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Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The race focuses on motorcycle The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday.

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Hershner's historic electric motorcycle win in Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

National Green Transportation

Terry Hershner has made history as the first electric motorcycle rider to win the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. The race focuses on motorcycle The results, announced on Monday, concern a fuel economy event held in Utah on Friday.

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Hollywood Electric supporting production electric motorcycle class at Pikes Peak

National Green Transportation

The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has several electric car and electric motorcycle entries, and this year marks the first time for a production electric motorcycle class in the PPIHC. On Thursday, Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood

AFM approves Brammo and other electric motorcycles for gas bike racing

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In a historic move for electric motorcycle racing, the AFM has approved Brammo's electric motorcycles to participate in AFM's gas bike races. For the first time racers on electric motorcycles will be competing head-head

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AFM approves Brammo and other electric motorcycles for gas bike racing

National Green Transportation

In a historic move for electric motorcycle racing, the AFM has approved Brammo's electric motorcycles to participate in AFM's gas bike races. For the first time racers on electric motorcycles will be competing head-head

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Interview with Brandon Nozaki Miller about his light, fast, Zero electric motorcycle

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