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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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. police California electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

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 MotorcyclesWith continual effort form its R&D department, the entire lineup goes farther, and the company's sportiest bikes go faster for longer without the overheating issues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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

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

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.

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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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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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?

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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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.

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.

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

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

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

Green Car Reports

Energica recently released a video that puts its Energica Ego electric superbike in direct competition with a variety of well known high-powered cars and motorcycles. plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Energica Ego P85D

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

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

Green Car Reports

Lit Motors has been steadily developing its self-balancing electric-motorcycle concept over the past four years, calling it the "future of transportation." Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description.

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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

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. DON'T MISS: Is end of Victory Motorcycles the. youtube electric motorcycles

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. The Iron Butt Association (IBA) is well known to motorcyclists

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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. Three-wheel Fuel Economy state laws federal government Elio Motors

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