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2011-03-17 07:00:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry announced today it has raised $26 million in additional financing from its investor group, led by Invus, LP. The financing closed on March 3rd, 2011 with $17 million invested and the potential for an additional $9 million over the coming months as the company continues to grow. "With this investment, we will continue to ramp up our US-based production while rapidly...

2011-02-08 07:00:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced its highly anticipated 2011 product line alongside a strategy for continued leadership of the global electric motorcycle industry. The only company to offer a complete lineup, Zero Motorcycles has made sweeping technical improvements as well as added a contemporary new look to each of its four models, including a complete overhaul of the Zero S and the Zero DS. Every model is now 'quick-charge' capable using...

2011-01-31 15:48:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Major product brands as well as celebrities are beginning to appreciate that electric bicycles are fun, practical and environmentally sustainable transportation. Examples of major brand names include the new Tommy Bahama® and Ferrari®. The new electric bicycle classic cruiser from Tommy Bahama moves the rider along in style at speeds up to 20 miles an hour for distances up to 40 miles, depending on the...

2010-11-04 18:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy Electric Motors, LLC, has been named the new electric motor supplier to ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP). Today ZAP Founder Gary Starr and Remy Electric Motors General Manager Kevin Quinn told an audience of exhibitors and participants at this year's World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS) in Shenzhen, China, that the two companies have signed a long term motor supply and development agreement. Remy HVH 250 electric motors will...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA), Mission Motors, a San Francisco based company best known for high-performance electric motorcycles, unveiled Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (MissionEVT), the company's high-performance EV Powertrain Division. MissionEVT will design and supply high performance EV powertrains, including energy storage systems, drive systems and software intelligence, to the OEM market. The...

2010-09-15 14:00:00

ASHLAND, Ore. and SINGAPORE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Brammo, Inc. a global leader in the electric motorcycle business and Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX), a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider today announced that Brammo has selected Flextronics as its global manufacturing partner for the production of plug-in electric motorcycles and components. This strategic partnership enables Brammo to rapidly scale its manufacturing production in order to meet growing...

2010-08-04 11:40:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, was recently awarded a $900,000 grant from the California Energy Commission to begin development of a new advanced compact electric powertrain project. Additional matching funds from the city of Santa Cruz, and other contributors brings the total allotment to more than $1,840,000. Zero's next generation powertrain technology will be developed near its headquarters in the...

2010-07-20 06:00:00

ASHLAND, Ore., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Brammo, Inc. announced today that former AMA champion Aaron Gobert will be riding their Empulse RR race bike in the forthcoming FIM e-Power race on July 25th. The Empulse RR is a purpose built, race ready, version of the recently announced Brammo Empulse, featuring Brammo Power(TM) and Brammo Digital Powertain(TM) technology and will be revealed at the Red Bull 2010 MotoGP, Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. (Photo:...

2010-07-15 09:00:00

ASHLAND, Ore., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Brammo, Inc. announced today it will begin production of an electric sportbike, calling it the "Empulse." Brammo demonstrated a pre-production prototype today and all three production models of the Empulse will be capable of sustaining 100 mph. The three models will have different battery capacities, all utilizing an innovative proprietary array, the Brammo Power(TM) battery and vehicle management system. The Empulse is available for immediate...

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2010-07-15 06:10:00

Yamaha Motor Company Limited of Japan on Wednesday unveiled a zero-emission electric motor scooter for use in the city that it is boasting can travel five times farther than a gasoline model for the same cost. Yamaha's EC-03 can travel 26.6 miles on a single six-hour charge from a household power outlet, which, in Japan, costs about 18 cents - far less than the cost of running a conventional 50cc scooter, according to Yamaha. The new moped will be unleashed in Tokyo on September 1, and a...


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