Usually new technology seen in racing eventually trickles down to consumer vehicles after a few years of development and testing. What happens then when an entire motorcycle makes the transition from race bike to street bike? The answer is the $20,400 Energica, an all-electric sportbike from Italian manufacturer CRP Racing. If the CRP name sounds […]
Schwarzenegger Rides a Zero
California Governor tests out Zero's 2010 product line
The Governor’s demonstration of Zero Motorcycles comes one week after the California State Government approved an all-new statewide rebate program that provides consumers with a greater incentive to purchase an electric motorcycle. The rebate gives consumers $1500 off the purchase of either a Zero S or DS motorcycle. When consumers combine this with the Federal Tax Credit the total cost savings is $2500.
“Zero electric motorcycles are very important technology and this is great for California because this is an ideal place to ride motorcycles,” says 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, and Zero Motorcycles has developed the type of technology that will save us all by reducing greenhouse gasses while utilizing renewable energy.”