The Governator Promoting Electric Motorcycles

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Zero Motorcycle

Photo: Zero Motorcycles

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is promoting California’s recent approval of a statewide rebate program which gives consumers $1,500 off the purchase of an electric cycle. To help promote the new rebate, Schwarzenegger along with CEO of Zero Motorcycles, Gene Banman, held a press conference in front of the State Capital in Sacramento. At the press conference, Zero Motorcycles displayed their 2010 models and gave the Governor a personal demonstration of their industry leading bikes.

We are not too sure if the Terminator will be riding a Zero Motorcycle in future movies, but the Governator seems excited about them.

“Zero electric motorcycles are very important technology and this is great for California because this is an ideal place to ride motorcycles,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “I love the financial side of these motorcycles because they cost less then one cent per mile to operate and you get a 10% federal tax credit plus a California rebate of $1,500. That equates to a 25 percent price reduction making these electric motorcycles affordable for anybody.”

“We are honored to be here and to have received the support of Governor Schwarzenegger. We are a California company creating California jobs and are extremely proud the Governor’s office recognized us for our efforts,” said Gene Banman, CEO, Zero Motorcycles.

Visit Zero Motorcycles for more information about their products.

There is also a good article about the Zero Motorcycle written by Bryan Harley, who is the Cruiser & Custom Editor of Motorcycle USA.

Source [USA Today]

Best Buy to Sell Electric Motorcycle

April 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Electric Motorcycles

Brammo Electric MotorcycleIt looks like Best Buy is adding something a little bit different to their electronics store. Yes, sitting beside the washer, dryers, plasma TVs, coffee makers, will be the Brammo electric motorcycle. Five Best Buy stores on the West Coast plan to start offering this bike to consumers late this Spring.  The Brammo Enertia, which is powered by large format, lithium phosphate batteries, will retail for $12,000.

While this bike might be a cool novelty item to own, I think for the $12,000 price tag you’re probably better off shopping for a bike that burns gas.

[Source: AutoBlog]