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Electric Trials Bikes Expected From Gas Gas At EICMA

According to TrialWorld.es,  Gas Gas is expected to unveil an electric trials bike called the Gas Gas 4820 at EICMA this weekend. The bike will go into mass production this January. Gas Gas CEO Ramone Puente says 200 units have already been sold to Germany, Austria and Sweden. Back in March 2010 I posted about […]

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Mission Gets $500K – Electric Drive Package Trend Coming?

Mission Motors was granted $505,381 for development of the Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (Mission EVT) by the California Energy Commission. The announcement reveals that Mission will build a downtown SanFrancisco facility able to crank out 30,000 EVT’s per year and employ 100 locals. From the California Energy Commission news release: Electric vehicles components – $505,381 […]

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 10:45 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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ATK Puts Their Chips On Electric With The ATK-Le

After building gas bikes for 25 years, Salt Lake City based ATK USA plans to enter the electric motorcycle market with the ATK-Le (Law Enforcement). ATK has built an electric supermoto and dualsport based on their successful ATK 450, which they plan to sell to police and authority customer agencies, or departments. ATK had previously […]

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 10:12 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Enertia Range Doubles For 2011 With Enertia Plus

For 2011 the Brammo Enertia will see significant improvements including a range anxiety easing 80 mile range and a name change to the Enertia +. (see press release below) The range improvement alone is impressive but the most exciting part for the electric motorcycle world is that the capacity of the 3 kWh battery pack […]

Zero Motorcycles Marketing VP Scott Harden On Pit Pass Radio

Zero Motorcycles recently signed on motorsports industry veteran Scott Harden as Vice President of Marketing. Harden is not the first guy with big motorcycle brand experience to go to an electric motorcycle manufacturer. He joins former Bueller Abe Askenazi who Zero brought on in February to be VP of Engineering. Another notable ICE veteran to […]

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Chip Yates Will Unveil The SWIGZ.com Electric Superbike At The Battery Show

After some tough breaks in 2010, the SWIGZ.com Pro Racing team will unveil their Electric Superbike at The Battery Show in San Jose in October. Chip Yates and team will have prime real estate at the show with a centrally located 400 square foot booth. On display will be their state of the art battery […]

135 mph Roehr eSuperBike Ready To Order

The twin AC induction motor, 135 mph, 100 mile range ROEHR Motorcycles eSuperBike is ready to order, making it the fastest production electric money can buy. With $2000 down you can have one in your driveway in six weeks. The eSuperBike uses 7.7 kWh of LiFePO4 batteries for an electric drive system running at 96 Volts. […]

FIM E-Power Grid For Laguna Seca Announced To Riders

Laguna Seca FIM e-Power Grid UPDATE: FIM posted an updated list here. SWIGZ.com Pro Racing will not attend e-Power at Laguna Seca. FIM will hold its first e-Power race in the United States at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California next week. Seca is not only one of the best known tracks in the US, it […]

Introducing A Trio of Brammo Empulse Sportbike Prototypes

Today Brammo is unveiling a prototype of the 2011 Brammo Empulse series of electric sportbikes. The Empulse 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 are Brammo’s answer to many of the complaints motorcycle riders have about the current production electric motorcycles, a full embrace of the market for race inspired electric sportbikes and a continuation of their consumer […]

US Highland Executives Killed In Plane Crash

Today, US Highland founder Mats Malmberg, Director of Operations Damian Roddich and COO Chase Bales died in a plane crash at Tulsa International Airport. Our sincerest condolences go out to US Highland and the families of these men. The three of them had been a part of launching one of the most aggressive US powersports companies in history, including […]

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 11:34 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · 4 Comments
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