2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

Green Car Reports

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

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. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego YamahaZero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up.

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2018 Zero electric motorcycles: longer range, 6-kw charging, only a few price hikes

Green Car Reports

The research and development engineers at Zero Motorcycles were busy this past year, and for 2018, they've delivered electric motorcycles with exactly the improvements their riders asked for. Faster charging and bigger batteries are the two most critical features holding back electric motorcycles from mass adoption, and both got an upgrade this. plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

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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. police California electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

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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

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BMW Gives a Glimpse of Its Electric Supersport Motorcycle

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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 MotorcyclesTraveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. This summer I set my sights on riding a Zero SR from my home in New Jersey to Mexico and Canada.

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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. No, the sky is not falling.

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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! Cross-country road trips in Tesla Model S sedans are now commonplace, courtesy of Tesla's Supercharger network. DON'T MISS: Electric.

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

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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. DON'T MISS: Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To. electric motorcycles Energica Ego

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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? That means they use less fuel than the typical car, and they also require fewer raw materials to make.

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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, and

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

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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. Green Brammo Empulse Polaris brammo electric motorcycles

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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. 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

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

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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 motorcyclesHow are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars?

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

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

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All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Green Car Reports

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 BoatsNot 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.

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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 [.]. Latest news Lithium-ion batteries electric motorcycles Ener1 green motorcycles Lightning Motorcycles Lightning SuperBike

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

Green Car Congress

Ricardo has developed and demonstrated an advanced and cost-effective motorcycle Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) concept that offers the comfort and convenience of automatic and semi-automatic operation with better-than-manual fuel efficiency.

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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. Patent and Trademark Office.

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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. Or, more specifically, strip down one of your hottest electric motorcycle to show off what it''s made of.

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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. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before. DON'T MISS: 'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S.

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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. The 189 miles/hr record on the 1.3 mile course at El Mirage is enough to let Lightning claim

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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 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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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

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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.

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Zero Motorcycles 2015 electric bikes feature 185 miles range, Showa suspension

National Green Transportation

Electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles announced, on Tuesday, pricing and details of the company's 2015 electric motorcycle lineup. The new models feature an upgraded suspension system, an anti-lock ABS braking system from Bosch

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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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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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Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

Green Car Congress

Ford has equipped 50 motorcycles serving Riders for Health with sensor technology so the medical services group can collect a variety of data, including mapping coordinates, to improve the delivery of medical services and supplies—particularly in remote areas of the West African country.

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Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

Green Car Reports

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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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. 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

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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

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