While many electric motorcycles have come and gone, some elmoto manufacturers have remained in business and even grown. We’ll look at the state of two-wheeled electrification, big and small, slow and fast in 2018.
Zero entrusted us with a 2017 DS 13.0 for a month. Robert and I took it through…
Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.
Susanna Schick got to ride Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric concept bike, getting a firsthand look at Harley’s first electric vehicle. Would you buy it?
Hollywood Electrics, the world’s leading electric motorcycle dealership, takes on Brammo and announces a grand opening party to be held August 16th.
The 2014 Zero SR with a Power Tank has the most range of any electric bike. But what’s it like to ride? I rode it everywhere, and these are my thoughts.
A 95 mile day of canyon and freeway riding proves the Zero S is ready for anything, regardless of how far it may take you.
Los Angeles Metro proposes a fare hike while the light rail system is still desperate for riders. Why not tax drivers to subsidize the Metro instead?
Last Sunday marked the Fifth Annual Refuel Races, a time trial race (track day, really) for EV’s, hosted by Speed Ventures. I’ve wanted to return to Refuel at Laguna Seca, but not on a bike as weak as the one I was able to procure when I went in 2010. Full story here. I wanted a bike that would do Laguna Seca, aka Motorcycle Heaven, justice. Zero told me all their press bikes were at Pike’s Peak. Hollywood Electrics only had their prized custom available, but I really didn’t have time to even pick it up. So I took my own electric motorcycle.
I was invited, at Ford’s expense, to attend their “Further With Ford” conference. We were treated to a delightful first-class event. However, let me preface this article with a caveat. I have always hated cars. My most recurring nightmare as a child was being chased by cars. My primary form of transportation is my electric motorcycle, because I value Freedom. The car comes in a distant 3rd, mainly reserved for road trips to the racetrack. If it weren’t for the money it makes on Relay Rides and Zimride, I’d probably sell it.
At Sustainable Brands 2013, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ford’s Global Director of Sustainability, John Viera. He promised me free charging (at my friend’s homes!), and a race van that can corner like a sports car. OK, maybe I misinterpreted some things. Judge for yourself:
Your website leads with the more efficient cars in your product lineup, including the Fusion which won Green Car of the Year at last year’s LA Auto Show. Is that because the SUV’s which have previously dominated the market are finally being eschewed by customers wanting to save money on gas?
A month ago, I took delivery of a 2013 Zero FX. My first impressions are here. It’s been a wonderful month, even as I’ve had to work hard to keep The Smug from blinding everyone around me. Well, putting in an 80-mile day on Sunday was a great way to temper The Smug. If you aren’t familiar with The Smug, please take a moment and familiarize yourself here in South Park. Granted, that episode aired way back in 2006 when lowly hybrid drivers could think they were cool. Not so anymore, now that pure EV’s are becoming almost as ubiquitous, and Tesla is profitable.