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 […]
Zero Demonstrates Technology to U.S. Secretary of Transportation
“We are honored to be here and to see the interest from Secretary LaHood. Not only did he see the potential for these electric motorcycles, he was very encouraged by the green transportation jobs Zero Motorcycles is creating here in America,” says Jay Friedland, vice president of Strategy and Sustainability for Zero Motorcycles.
According to Zero, LaHood showed particular interest in the efforts to extend Federal Tax credits for electric motorcycles. As well, Zero says LaHood expressed support for seeing that these incentives are creating American jobs. Undoubtedly this music to the ears of Zero staffers as the tax credits no doubt help Zero move plenty of units.
This meeting of the minds was done in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting. Zero participated in the Innovative Technologies in Sustainable Transportation program hosted across the bay at FedEx Oakland Airport. Zero highlighted its electric motorcycle technology amidst a wide variety of alternative fuel transportation solutions, including the Nissan Leaf, Honda Clarity, Chevy Volt, BMW Mini-E and Ford Focus EV.