Electric motorcycles are the future of motorcycling. They’re fun, quiet, fast and easy to maintain. They offer all of the features of a normal motorcycle with none of the drawbacks. Electric motorcycles have been around for quite some time now but they’ve only recently started becoming popular in the U.S., though not necessarily for two-wheeled vehicles…
Zero Motorcycles is a US-based electric motorcycle manufacturer that has been in business since 2006. It offers four models of electric motorcycles: Zero S, Zero DS, Zero FX and the more recent addition to their lineup, the Zero XU.
The company uses high-quality materials such as aluminum alloy frames and carbon fiber bodywork to build its bikes. The powertrain consists of a brushless DC motor with regenerative braking that’s housed inside an aluminum frame (Zero S), steel frame (Zero DS) or steel with aluminum subframe (FX). All models come equipped with electronic controls including torque sensor control system with three ride modes–Sport mode allows higher acceleration while also limiting top speed; Street mode reduces power output for better riding efficiency around town; Rain mode provides additional safety features like traction control when riding in wet conditions
Energica Motor Company
The Energica Motor Company is an Italian manufacturer that has been producing electric motorcycles since 2013. The company has a range of models, including the Ego (street legal in the US), Eva (a sporty model), and Eva EsseEsse9 (a supercar).
Energica bikes are powerful and fast, with top speeds reaching up to 150 miles per hour depending on which model you choose. In addition to being street legal in the US, they’re also eligible for tax incentives in some states like California where you can save up to $2k on your purchase!
Lightning Motorcycles was founded in 2011 and is a California-based company. The company offers two models of electric motorcycles, the Lightning Strike and the Lightning Rod. Both models have a frame made from carbon fiber, which makes them lighter than traditional steel frames. This makes them easier to ride and improves their performance on the road.
Lightning Motorcycles was also the first American manufacturer to offer an electric motorcycle with a carbon fiber frame when it released its first model in 2013.
EVEX (Ebikes, Vespacross and Electric)
EVEX is a brand of electric motorcycles, based in Italy. The company was founded in 2012 and has been making high-quality electric bikes ever since.
EVEX has a range of different models, including both ebikes (electric bicycles) and vespacross bikes (also known as off-road). They have dealers all over Europe, America and Asia – so wherever you are in the world you should be able to find one nearby!
Mission Motors is a California-based electric motorcycle manufacturer that builds high-performance electric motorcycles. The company was founded in 2010 by Mark Seeger, Chris Seeger and Brian Wismann, who previously worked together at Tesla Motors (you may know them as the guys who designed the first production car to run on lithium ion batteries). The first prototype of Mission Motorcycles’ bike debuted at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada; since then they’ve been working on refining their designs while building out their supply chain.
The current lineup consists of two models: The Brutale 910 R ($37,999) and Streetfighter 1099 R ($39K). Both bikes feature a liquid-cooled permanent magnet AC motor rated at 73 horsepower and 68 ft/lb torque output; both also have regenerative braking systems which allow riders to recoup some energy when slowing down or coming into a stoplight–something which will help extend range considerably over time compared with non-regenerative systems found elsewhere on today’s market (and which also makes stopping feel like less work!).
Emmision-Free Vehicles From Bright Automotive Inc.
Bright Automotive Inc. is a company that is developing the first emission-free vehicles, and they’re doing it by using hydrogen fuel cells to power their vehicles. The first vehicle from Bright Automotive is a small pickup truck, but they are planning on releasing a sedan and SUV as well.
The idea behind this project is simple: instead of having an electric motor drive an internal combustion engine (like most cars), use that same motor as part of an electric generator for powering hydrogen fuel cells which will then create electricity to run the car’s other systems such as air conditioning or radio/CD player. This system allows you to have all your basic needs met while still being environmentally friendly!
Karma Automotive, Inc. (Fisker Automotive)
Karma Automotive, Inc. is a company that was founded in 2007 by Henrik Fisker and Tom LaSorda. Karma Automotive was named after the Fisker family, who owned a successful automotive company in the 1920s.
The first electric car produced by Karma Automotive was called Revero GT and sold for $130,000 USD (on average). The car had an 85 kWh battery pack providing up to 400 miles of range per charge depending on driving conditions and climate conditions (i.e., hot vs cold weather).
Lombard Motors Corporation
Lombard Motors Corporation is an American electric motorcycle manufacturer based in Santa Cruz, California. The company was founded by Joe Mennie and Ron Naylor in 2010. They make three models of electric motorcycles: the Lombard V12 Luxury Edition (50 miles range), the Lombard V12 Performance Edition (70 miles range), and the Lombard V12 Xtreme Edition (100 miles range).
The Luxury Edition has a top speed of 45 mph while its Performance Edition can reach 60 mph on flat ground with full charge or 50 mph if you’re going up hill at full throttle. All three models come equipped with regenerative braking technology so you’ll be able to save energy when slowing down or stopping your bike by using this feature instead of applying pressure on your breaks like you would normally do when driving a regular car or motorcycle
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- Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is a California-based company that specializes in electric motorcycles. The company has been around since 2006, and they have over 1,000 employees working across their facilities all over the world. Their headquarters are located in Scotts Valley, California where they design new models of motorcycles that are then sold out through dealerships across North America and Europe.
We hope this list has given you some insight into the current state of electric motorcycles. The technology is still in its infancy, but we can already see how it will change the face of motorcycling forever. With every new model released and every new company formed, there’s more reason than ever before to believe that soon all bikes will be powered by electricity rather than gasoline. As with any emerging technology though, there are still some hurdles left to overcome before electric bikes become mainstream vehicles–namely cost and range anxiety–but those issues may soon be addressed thanks to innovations like wireless charging pads at public parking lots!