29 March 2010

Company demonstrates electric motorcycle to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger


Zero Motorcycles had a chance to show off its new product line of electrically powered cycles to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger last week in Sacramento.

The Governator, a motorcycle enthusiast for many years, was promoting his initiative to terminate—sorry couldn’t resist—harmful emissions by offering a $1,500 rebate to consumers who choose to purchase an electric motorcycle.

"Zero electric motorcycles are very important technology and this is great for California because this is an ideal place to ride motorcycles," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "I want to personally thank Gene Banman and Neal Saiki for bringing these innovative electric zero emission motorcycles to the capitol for us to see. I love the financial side of these motorcycles because they cost less then(sic) one cent per mile to operate and you get a 10% federal tax credit plus a California rebate of $1,500. That equates to a 25 percent price reduction making these electric motorcycles affordable for anybody, and Zero Motorcycles has developed the type of technology that will save us all by reducing greenhouse gasses while utilizing renewable energy."

"We are honored to be here and to have received the support of Governor Schwarzenegger. We are a California company creating California jobs and are extremely proud the Governor's office recognized us for our efforts," said Gene Banman, CEO, Zero Motorcycles. "Our motorcycles are truly game changing and once you ride one, you immediately realize that electric motorcycles are here to stay. Our motorcycles are high performance, fun to ride and the best part is, you can buy one today."

For more information and pricing visit the Zero Motorcycles website.

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