When you think of an electric motorcycle, especially in the US, Zero Motorcycles is often the first to come to mind. They aren’t the only electric motorcycle company out there, but they are one of the best known for their multiple models of sporty and commuter electric two-wheelers. expand full story
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Zero Motorcycles Stories October 19, 2017
Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity to test a 2015 Zero DS (Dual-Sport) Motorcycle for a few days. What a blast we had! If you are used to riding traditional ICE motorcycles than, yes, you will miss the exhaust note, the vibrations and shifting through the gears. With the Zero, you get none of that, but as it turns out, that doesn’t detract from the riding experience at all. Actually, the fact that it is a near silent bike adds to the experience. We took the Zero DS to Bear Mountain in New York for some spirited riding and we had a great time.
Zero Motorcycles Stories October 18, 2017
California-based Zero Motorcycles, one of the biggest makers of all-electric motorcycles, unveiled its 2018 bike lineup this week.
As usual, the company is introducing some new features and improvements to its electric powertrain technology, which now allows for faster charging and longer range. expand full story
Zero Motorcycles Stories March 21, 2017
Every segment of the transport industry is going electric and now it’s time for the recreational watercraft segment. A new Sacramento-based startup called Free Form Factory partnered with electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles to use their electric powertrains in what they claim is “the world’s first electric, stand-up personal watercraft”.
The watercraft, called Gratis X1, is quite expensive, which is to be expected with a relatively new technology, but it also offers several advantages over its more common gas-powered counterparts. expand full story
Zero Motorcycles Stories November 8, 2016
In term of size and market share, Zero Motorcycles is the clear leader in the electric motorcycle segment. And that’s mainly because the company has been consistent over the past few years in releasing significantly improved model lineups with better battery pack technology and more power. They haven’t been known to sit on a successful model, but they improve on them quite frequently instead.
We have seen it with the 2016 lineup last year and today, the company did it again with its new 2017 lineup. With now over 200 miles of range on a single charge for some of its models, Zero is making it a lot easier to choose an electric powertrain over a gas-powered motorcycle and to say goodbye to gasoline – that’s a real press photo from Zero above by the way. expand full story
Zero Motorcycles Stories September 8, 2016
Zero Motorcycle owner adds neon wires to his electric bike for a low-cost Tron Light Cycle look
Zero Motorcycles has some of the coolest looking all-electric bikes out there, but it can always use some modifications. For the more flashy EV enthusiasts or the fans of the Tron Light Cycle, a Zero SR owner has an interesting low-cost mod.
Zero Motorcycles Stories March 17, 2016
Electric bike maker Zero Motorcycles filmed an interesting live tour of its Scotts Valley factory in California yesterday. You can watch the full video below. expand full story
Zero Motorcycles Stories December 22, 2015
The new budget bill approved by the US Congress last week included an important extension to the 30% investment tax credit (ITC) for solar, but it also brought back the less popular (but welcomed) tax credits for electric motorcycles. expand full story
Zero Motorcycles Stories December 17, 2015
Zero Motorcycles raises $1 million in funding to bring the total to over $64 million
As Zero Motorcycles’ 2016 models are starting to arrive to dealerships, the company raises $1 million in funding to bring the total to over $64 million, according to Crunchbase.
Zero Motorcycles Stories October 15, 2015
On top of the new models, the company is also presenting a new motor design, a faster charging infrastructure, a new lithium-ion cell chemistry for more capacity and efficiency, and it will lower the price on two base models while adding more features and performance throughout its lineup. expand full story