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2009-11-10 16:09:00

ASHLAND, Ore., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BRAMMO, maker of plug-in electric motorcycles, announced today it is dropping the price of the all-electric BRAMMO Enertia powercycle, to $7,995. Customers are also eligible for a 10% federal income tax credit, further reducing the price to $7,195. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091103/AQ03976) "While this pricing breakthrough is innovative in transportation, it is in line with consumer electronics, where engineering and production...

2009-11-03 08:00:00

ASHLAND, Ore., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a wildly successful grassroots journey, Brammo, maker of plug-in electric motorcycles, is urging the United States government to grant equality in federal funding for all electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers. Currently, most federal funding has been limited to companies producing EVs with four wheels. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091103/AQ03976) To press this case, Brammo's Founder and CEO, Craig Bramscher, met with...

2009-10-29 07:15:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced its win at the Electric Motorcycle Challenge, organized by the French Federation of Motorcycles in Gironville, France. Over 250 riders competed in the race, with one Zero MX and four other electric motorcycles participating. Thomas Aubry, riding on behalf of Zero Motorcycles, proved the Zero MX has what it takes to not only beat out the other electric motorcycles, but to compete against the best gas powered riders...

2009-10-26 16:36:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles announced today the launch of its fleet sales program. This program will provide the opportunity for corporate, non-profit, government and small business buyers to get professional sales support for multi-unit purchases to meet their motorcycle fleet requirements from Zero Motorcycles. Following its success in the consumer market, this program will mark the first time large volume purchases of Zero Motorcycles' entire line of...

2009-10-26 11:38:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Hill Fire Department firefighters save the lives of total strangers on an almost daily basis. It is no surprise they will do everything they can to change the life of one of their own, volunteer firefighter Marty Blakely. During a vacation with his family this summer, Blakely suffered a blood clot, which led to the discovery of a cancerous tumor and the amputation of one of his legs, which has confined him to a wheelchair. The fire department...

2009-10-23 10:59:00

SINGAPORE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPLE (www.ampleworld.com), a global marketing and distribution leader providing a full suite of products and services geared towards the electric vehicle market, today announced it will be the first company in Asia to represent Zero Motorcycles. Based in Singapore, AMPLE will begin selling the Zero X and MX off road motorcycles immediately and will begin taking orders for the all-new 2010 Zero S street bike and DS dual sport motorcycles. Making global...

2009-10-22 14:19:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles announced today its partnership with AMPLE World to expand the Zero Motorcycles brand throughout Asia. Following the popularity and sales success of Zero Motorcycles in North America and Europe, Zero Motorcycles will now be sold in Singapore and greater Asia with the addition of AMPLE as the official distributor for consumer and fleet sales. "Zero Motorcycles and AMPLE share a common goal of expanding the electric vehicle...

2009-10-08 12:20:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced that it is the first and only electric motorcycle company to achieve three major milestones. They have passed both the US and Canadian safety standards and attained a 'Certificate of Conformity' from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result, buyers of the Zero S and Zero DS can now benefit from major government incentives. They can also feel confident in the motorcycles' superior engineering...

2009-09-16 15:33:59

Authorities in Milwaukee said a man arrested for drunken driving was operating a three-wheeled electric scooter on Interstate 43. Sheriff's deputies said they pulled over Daniel Samplanski, 35, at 2:24 a.m. Friday when he was spotted driving the medical scooter on the ramp from southbound Interstate 43 to eastbound Interstate 794, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday. Deputies said Samplanski told them the scooter belonged to a neighbor and he had driven it to a bar earlier in...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Motors, a San Francisco based company redefining the world of performance motorcycles, announced today that its zero-emissions Mission One electric superbike has claimed the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle, achieving a record 150.059 mph two-pass average run sustained for one mile at Bonneville Speedway on September 1st, 2009. Lead up to runs for the record saw one-way speeds across the mile stretch at 161mph....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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