electric motorcycles

 
Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? That's just what a recent report from the European Cyclists Federation suggests. It recommends directing purchase incentives and infrastructure subsidies towards... read more

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2016 Victory Empulse TT

Is end of Victory Motorcycles the end of Empulse electric bike too? (updated)

The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Zero electric motorcycle lineup

2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
Blue Ridge Parkways, Four Corners of US road trip [photo: Ben Rich]

Touring the four corners of the US by electric motorcycle: trip report, lessons learned

Riding long distances on an electric motorcycle has gotten significantly easier over the past three years. Each summer over that time, I've traveled 4,500 miles or more on a... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
Harley-Davidson Street 750 by Alvin Dharmawan

Why motorcycles may not be greener than cars: missing emission gear

When looking for green transportation, does it make sense to opt for two wheels instead of four? Motorcycles weigh significantly less than cars, and generally have smaller... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Hollywood Electrics Racing motorcycle, 2014 class winner at Pikes Peak

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Map of electric motorcycle rider Ben Rich's Summer 2016 'four corners of the U.S.' road trip

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San Francisco

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Electric motorcycle at 2016 Isle of Man TT Race: Sarolea

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on Britain's Isle of Man. This... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Electric-vehicle charging during cross-country 'Ride The Future' tour, Summer 2013

Long-distance rides on electric motorcycles: here's how they do it

Lately there have been more and more stories of people riding electric motorcycles long distances. As one of the few people who have gone on a 1,000-plus-mile ride on an... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Zero electric motorcycle range

2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
BMW Motorrad eRR electric sport bike concept

BMW Gives a Glimpse of Its Electric Supersport Motorcycle

BMW just demonstrated its commitment to electric-powered vehicles by announcing an experimental Supersport electric motorcycle based on its S1000RR. The experimental vehicle... read more November 28, 2015 by


 
Mission Motorcycles R

Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

Mission Motorcycles, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. The company developed... read more October 27, 2015 by


 
2016 Zero electric motorcycle range

2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t... read more October 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Victory Empulse TT

2016 Victory Empulse: Electric Motorcycle Returns With New Name (Video)

Fresh off a strong showing at the Isle of Man TT electric motorcycle race, Victory Motorcycles has announced the 2016 Victory Empulse TT. This is the first foray into... read more August 3, 2015 by


 
Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: scenese from the road  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each... read more July 22, 2015 by


 

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