Two major players in electric motorcycles, Vectrix and Zero Motorcycles, are eligible for a 10% Federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles. Zero Motorcycles, already known for its electric dirt bikes, is launching a new street legal version, the Zero S coming sometime this spring. As for Vectrix, you can still get a tax credit on its scooters but as for its street bike concept there has been no confirmation from the company if it’s in production or even will be produced at all.

The legislation will also provide almost $2 billion to the American battery industry to tackle some of the shortcomings of electric vehicles – distance on a charge and the time it takes to full charge the battery are the main concerns. Speed is also an issue with cars, but with a top speed of 70mph on the Zero S and 50mph on the Vectrix VX-1 it doesn’t seem to be a problem on two wheels.

  • So beautiful!!!

  • Having recently tested the Vectrix using GPS, I can confirm that the VX-1 is governed to maintain 62 mph on an uphill grade.

  • Wow… Its looking so cool. I was looking a electric bike for buying sure it will be my next one.

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  • The Vectrix & Zero are fantastic bikes, no doubt about it. We hope the Zero will be in the UK soon! As for VX 2 is this still available? Check out the e-max electric scooter!

  • so,in my opinion,the speed of the electric bicyle is not the problem ,I mean ,not a serious one,like the writer says,the charge of the battery will be concertrated on since it will become a very embarrassing situation if the electric is out during the half way.

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  • I like this type of bike,so cool and fashionable ,and eco-friendly.