electric motorcycles

 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle to go into production

Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle to go into production

Back in 2014, Harley-Davidson made a lot of noise about its silent electric Livewire motorcycle concept. But the company's been mum ever since about whether it ever planned to build it—until now. At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday, the company finally announced... read more

November 8, 2018 by -
 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle in The Avengers movie

Harley Davidson to offer electric motorcycle within 18 months, says CEO

Harley Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatitch said Tuesday an electric motorcycle “is an active project we’re preparing to bring to market in 18 months.”... read more February 1, 2018 by


 
All-electric Vespa Elettrica scooter

Iconic Vespa Scooter, now 70 years old, gets brand-new electric powertrain

The Vespa scooter is undeniably an icon on European streets. For 70 years, Vespas have buzzed about roadways, but the buzz will soon give way to an all-but-silent hum in the... read more November 30, 2017 by


 
Tacita electric-motorcycle lineup

Electric motorcycle news: Tacita Electric Cruiser, Energica, KTM, Alta, DigiNow fast charging

New electric motorcycles have recently come onto the market, powered by new technologies in batteries, motors, and charging that make them more capable than their... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
2018 Zero electric motorcycle lineup

2018 Zero electric motorcycles: longer range, 6-kw charging, only a few price hikes

The research and development engineers at Zero Motorcycles were busy this past year, and for 2018, they've delivered electric motorcycles with exactly the improvements their... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Lightning LS218 electric motorcycle

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Energica Eva electric motorcycle test ride, San Francisco Bay Area

2017 electric motorcycle buyers guide

Electric motorcycles have seen a year of growth and challenges, both reflected in the offerings for 2017. Zero continues to push for its lineup to have more power, greater... read more May 14, 2017 by


 
Smart ebike electric bicycle

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... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
Free Form Factory Gratis X1 electric jet ski

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains... read more March 26, 2017 by


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

Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Alta RedShift SM electric motorcycle

Alta Motors electric motorcycle: racing victories, test ride video

Alta Motors has jumped out of the starting gate with an electric motorcycle designed for the race track. The company has been taking its bikes to the races and, even more... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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