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Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

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 an electric superbike that could go up to 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, but it never managed to... read more

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Energica Ego during Wave Trophy electric-vehicle race, July 2015

Energica Electric Motorcycle Vies For Wave Trophy, Makes Waves

Italian electric motorcycle company Energica appears to be ready to deliver its electric superbike in the coming months. The company just announced that its bikes have now... read more July 21, 2015 by 

Rendering of 'Tesla Model M' electric motorcycle, created by Jans Slapins, Silodrome website

No, Tesla Won't Make A 'Model M' Electric Motorcycle (Despite That Rendering)

Over the last few days, images of a “Tesla Model M” have made the rounds online, sparking excited discussions among electric-bike enthusiasts and others. Those... read more July 16, 2015 by 

Crossing the state line into Maryland on a recent electric-motorcycle road trip  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

Summertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches ... and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther... read more June 12, 2015 by 

2015 Zero electric motorcycle

Zero Electric Motorcycles Cuts Prices, Sells To Police, Gets Big Grant Too

While its competitor Brammo sold itself to Polaris, the electric-motorcycle maker Zero continues to follow its own path. Each year it has significantly improved the... read more May 31, 2015 by 

2015 Zero electric motorcycle

2015 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide, UPDATED

The 2015 model year follows a big 2014 for the electric motorcycle industry. Zero made significant upgrades to its entire lineup, the Harley-Davidson Livewire concept was... read more May 21, 2015 by 

Frame from video of Energica Ego electric superbike drag-racing various competitors, Apr 2015

Energica Ego Electric Superbike Beats 2 Teslas, Ferrari In 1/4-Mile (Video)

Energica recently released a video that puts its Energica Ego electric superbike in direct competition with a variety of well known high-powered cars and motorcycles. The... read more April 21, 2015 by 

2014 Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle

Will Victory Beat Harley-Davidson With First Electric Cruiser Motorcycle?

A patent for the name “Victory Charger” has been filed by Polaris with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Polaris recently bought the manufacturing business of... read more February 9, 2015 by 

SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype: UPDATED

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more February 2, 2015 by 

Brammo Engage SMS prototype electric motorcycle

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company Bought Out By Polaris

There's a new player in the world of electric motorcycles: Polaris has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. The two companies have worked together since... read more January 21, 2015 by 

Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept at 2014 New York Internatoinal Motorcycle Show

NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

Motorcycle shows are exciting displays of the latest technology and developments in two-wheeled transport. But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has... read more December 17, 2014 by 

Gathering of electric motorcycle riders  [photo via author Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Gangs: You'll Never Hear Them Coming

Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same... read more November 21, 2014 by 

Lit Motors C-1 electric motorcycle test video screencap.

Lit Motors C-1: Video Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle On The Road

Building an automotive startup is never easy, especially when the product offered by that company defies easy description. Lit Motors has been steadily developing its... read more November 7, 2014 by 

Zero S electric motorcycle charging next to Nissan Leaf during Ride the Future Tour  [Ben Rich]

Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know

Electric vehicles are coming soon to a campground near you! With electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and even electric motorcycles selling in greater numbers every year, a... read more October 6, 2014 by 

2015 Zero electric motorcycle

2015 Zero Electric Motorcycles Get More Range, ABS, Tire & Suspension Upgrades

The 2015 Zero Motorcycles lineup was revealed this morning, and all of its electric motorcycles get some important upgrades: greater range, antilock brakes (ABS), Showa... read more September 30, 2014 by 

'Iron Butt' motorcycle endurance ride by Terry Hershner on electric motorcycle

First 'Iron Butt' Award For Electric Motorcycle: Terry Hershner

The Iron Butt Association now has its first electric member, Terry Hershner. You may recognize Terry from his several cross-country attempts on his electric motorcycle. Now... read more September 18, 2014 by 


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