Electric Motorcycles Overview Updated October 11, 2021
426 'Electric Motorcycles' stories
July 2015 - October 2021
Electric Motorcycles Stories October 11
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has announced that by the year 2035, it will only sell electric motorcycles in developed countries.
Electric Motorcycles Stories October 6
Volcon has made history as the first US-built off-road electric fat tire motorcycle. Now the company is making bank too, in the form of an IPO on the Nasdaq under the symbol VLCN.
Bicycles being used as military tools are nothing new, going back decades and serving across several wars. Electric bicycles with the special forces though, now that’s something relatively novel and a sign of the times.
Electric Motorcycles Stories October 4
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 29
Three years ago yesterday, I broke the news on SOL Motors’ debut of its innovative Pocket Rocket electric motorcycle. We’ve had to wait quite a while for a major update, but now, after a lengthy period of continued development (and one pandemic later), the company is taking orders for its eye-catching electric motorbikes.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 27
Sweden’s most prominent electric motorcycle and e-moped manufacturer CAKE has just closed a significant funding round that should add another $60 million to the company’s coffers.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 22
Small form-factor electric motorcycles are enticing targets for manufacturers due to their lower cost and reduced regulatory hurdles. The Taiwanese manufacturer of one of the cutest mini electric motorcycles, the TROMOX MINO, is showing off a growth spurt with its latest larger and faster bike, the TROMOX UKKO.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 21
Electric bicycle company SONDORS has expanded into the larger electric mobility space with the announcement of a highway-capable electric motorcycle.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 20
RGNT Motorcycles has developed one of the classier-looking retro-inspired electric motorcycles we’ve seen to date. After a few years of developments, now updated versions of the Swedish company’s bikes are finally available for order.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 15
Volcon Powersports burst onto the scene in late 2020 with lofty goals to build a fancy, funny-looking yet reasonably priced fat tire electric motorcycle in the US. Fast forward less than a year, and the company has made good on its claims as it begins shipping its first Volcon Grunt bikes to customers, though with somewhat muted specs.
The SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle is apparently running behind schedule and won’t achieve its latest estimated ship date of Q3 2021, according to emails sent out by the company.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 7
Electric motorbike brand CAKE has announced the first-ever electric mobility bundle alongside EV automaker Polestar. The two Swedish companies look to provide solutions for urban mobility with a custom version of CAKE’s recently released Makka moped platform, which can be towed behind a Polestar 2 EV and simultaneously charged.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 6
It was a cool summer morning overlooking the pier in Santa Cruz, California, when I first watched Zero CEO Sam Paschel pull the cover off the company’s latest electric motorcycle. I immediately fell in love with the design of the Zero FXE. But I also knew that it takes more than a sleek body to make a good bike. Only by throwing my leg over the shiny new metallic steed and hitting the open road could I know if the FXE was really worth the attention.
Fortunately I was doing exactly that barely an hour later.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 5
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 2
Zero Motorcycles has just announced a new Quickstrike series of limited-edition electric motorcycles, with only 100 units being produced worldwide.
Electric Motorcycles Stories September 1
BMW has released several electric motorcycle and electric scooter concepts over the last few years. To the company’s credit, they’ve actually brought some of their wild ideas to production. Now BMW has a new electric motorcycle concept known as the CE 02 that could actually make it to the streets.
CAKE has just unveiled two interesting electric mopeds (or electric scooters, for the pedants among us) designed for extreme utility and customization. The new Makka electric moped line is innovative for more than just its features. The new models also debut as CAKE’s lowest-priced bikes yet.
Electric Motorcycles Stories August 23
Welcome one and all back to the Electric Vehicle Spotlight (EVS), where we at Electrek shine a light on specific companies bringing exciting new innovations and strategies to the world of electrified transport. Our latest EVS is on Opibus, a company headquartered in Kenya that was born out of a research project in Sweden.
By focusing on all-electric conversion kits for fleet vehicles, as well as manufacturing electric motorcycles and energy systems, Opibus is on a mission to implement clean electric mobility in the emerging markets of Africa.
Electric Motorcycles Stories August 22
Ahead of upcoming deliveries of the SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle, the company is sharing new details about how it’s ensuring the bike will withstand a tough life as a daily commuter bike.
Electric Motorcycles Stories August 6
The BREKR Model B is a unique electric moped with an eye-catching design. And now it will be catching eyes in more places than ever thanks to a new investment helping the Dutch company expand its market.
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 28
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 18
As the SONDORS Metacycle quickly approaches its Q3 2021 shipping date, the manufacturer is sharing with us more detail about the electric motorcycle’s motor and drive modes.
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 13
Zero certainly has not been resting on its laurels as a leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. However, the last few launches of new models were targeted at the more premium end of the market with the SR/F and SR/S electric motorcycles. Now Zero has launched a new model that targets the entry-level end of its catalog with the Zero FXE.
The company was kind enough to invite me out to Santa Cruz, California, to test the motorcycle in Zero’s hometown. As I surreptitiously wound up the forest roads on a yet-unreleased electric motorcycle, with nothing but the soft whirr of the bike’s electric motor to invade my consciousness, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Damn, now this is how people should be getting around town.”
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 8
Harley-Davidson today launched the first model under the company’s new all-electric brand, LiveWire. The first bike released with the new badging has been named the LiveWire ONE and comes with a significantly lower price than Harley-Davidson’s previous LiveWire electric motorcycle.
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 3
Remember the good ol’ days of staying up all night playing Mario Kart, stuffing Cheetos into your face while red-shellin’ your friends from behind? Well, this awesome little three-wheeled electric vehicle I found from China makes me want to try the real-world adult version, maybe just without the snacks and shells. This oversized Hotwheels car is a surprisingly cheap electric trike that borrows heavily from the Polaris Slingshot-style genre of mid-life crisis mobiles. And it just happens to be a perfect match for this week’s edition of the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series.
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 2
BMW Motorrad recently announced that it will be unveiling a new motorcycle on July 7, and we probably already know what it will be.
Zero Motorcycles has just announced a new electric motorcycle model known as the FXE and shared a teaser image of the new electric two-wheeler online.
Electric Motorcycles Stories July 1
When we first covered the Alrendo TS Bravo earlier this year, it was shaping up into an interesting new option headed for the European electric motorcycle market. Now the bike is being shown off in its production-ready form with specs that make it even more enticing.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 30
Arcimoto knows its stuff when it comes to three-wheeled electric vehicles, and Lightning Motorcycles is no stranger to breaking speed records. Now the two companies are combining their expertise in an attempt to build the fastest-tilting electric motorcycle in the world.
Energica has never had a power problem; the Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer produces the high-performance racing electric motorcycles used in the MotoE racing series. But that hasn’t stopped the electric sportbike maker from innovating even further with a new, higher-powered electric motor.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 24
Ducati has a knack for slapping its brand on just about every electric two-wheeler out there, but has yet to offer a true Ducati electric motorcycle. The company has dropped several hints that an electric Ducati could be in the stars, but first the company is giving us this cheap electric scooter instead.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 23
When SONDORS first unveiled its 80 mph (130 km/h) electric motorcycle known as the Metacycle, the unique design was seriously eye-catching. Now, we’re getting an up-close look at just what goes into that innovative frame.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 22
Sales of electric motorcycles have been gaining traction all over the world, but Revolt’s RV400 might take the cake for quickest sellout.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 12
BMW Motorrad may not have arrived very early to the electric motorcycle party, but the company is making up for it now with what could become an industry-first electric motorcycle with a driveshaft.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 7
Just before the world changed a year and a half ago, we noted that a wave of low-cost Chinese electric motorcycles was soon headed for Western shores. That wave unfortunately hit a pandemic-sized speed bump but now appears to be getting back on track. The newest addition to the Asian lineup headed to the European market is the 125cc-equivalent Dayi E-Odin electric motorcycle.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 4
Harley-Davidson is planning to unveil a highly anticipated electric motorcycle next month, and we’ve gone through the clues to try and determine what it could be.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 2
How much range is “enough range” for an electric motorcycle? Three hundred miles? Zaiser Motors thinks so, and that’s what it claims the company’s first model will achieve.
Electric Motorcycles Stories June 1
In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):
- The Largo, Florida, police department in the Tampa Bay area buys Zero all-electric motorcycles.
- 7-Eleven will install at least 500 fast-charging ports at 250 stores in the US and Canada by the end of 2022.
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KYMCO is making a play for king of the battery-swapping hill, signing on two more electric motorcycle manufacturers for its Ionex battery swapping system.
Electric Motorcycles Stories May 20
The Voge ER10 is the latest electric motorcycle import headed for the European market, but this time things could be different.
Electric Motorcycles Stories May 19
The BMW Definition CE 04 is the latest major update to the company’s electric motorcycle plans, and all signs point to the scooter entering production soon.
Electric Motorcycles Stories May 17
Ducati has proven to have an on-again, off-again relationship with the electric motorcycle industry over the past several years.
Electric Motorcycles Stories May 13
The Volcon Grunt is rolling toward its summer 2021 ship date and has already begun early-stage production at the company’s Texas facility.
Electric Motorcycles Stories May 10
Harley-Davidson announced today that its electric motorcycle operations would be spun-off into a new all-electric brand known as LiveWire.
Electric Motorcycles Stories May 7
The SONDORS Metacycle is slated to become the first low-cost highway-capable electric motorcycle released in the US. We’re still a few months out from the initial fall 2021 deliveries, but now Electrek has learned of several new updates that will be available once the bike is released later this year.
In the electric motorcycle vs. gas-powered motorcycle debate, range and refueling time have become the only two areas where e-motos don’t quite stack up yet. But that could soon change.
Electric Motorcycles Stories April 26
Honda recently announced a big push for electrification, pledging that it would be 100% electric by 2040, at which point it would no longer sell gas-powered vehicles. And with motorcycles making up a decent chunk of Honda’s sales, the company is now announcing plans for four new models of electric motorcycles.