At the beginning of the month we shared a story on how Hong Kong is going electric. Now we’re following up with some fantastic pictures of their new Brammo police bikes. Check them out and tell us what you think by commenting below or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Before we give you some of these numbers, keep in mind that Hong Kong is only 426 square miles in total. With that said, Hong Kong has recently upped it’s game when it comes to electric vehicles and charging stations. Brammo is one the first companies to take advantage of this movement and has already sold a number of bikes to their police force. The number of EV’s (Electric Vehicles) being sold in the country has grown as well. This is surprising considering the size of the territory.
There are currently 310 EV’s riding around in Hong Kong. Just a year ago there was only 74. The government has 33 EV’s with another 43 arriving in the coming months. They will also be ordering another 140 by the end of the year.
A few private companies along with the government had already installed 500 charging stations and there will be 1000 by the end of June. This is a very big move for the country and it’s effort to reduce pollution levels.
We’re excited about the EV movement and look forward to big changes like these to be implemented in more areas around the United States. How do you feel about EV’s? Comment below with your thoughts or join the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
It’s been a while since we posted about new electric bikes so we’re starting off 2012 with one of the brightest looking companies in the industry, Zero Motorcycles. A recent report by Pike Research shows that Zero Motorcycles is one of the better positioned companies in the market to take advantage of this new age demand. Pike’s report is based on 12 different points.
Zero understands that electric motorcycles should vary in styles and that there are several types of riders who are interested in this technology. This is why they have a full product line of street, dirt and dual sport bikes. We are excited to see how Zero impacts the market in 2012.
As excited as we were for the release of Brammo’s Empulse electric motobike, it now seems we’ll have to contain our excitement until 2012.
Word has it that CEO, Craig Bramscher, has decided to implement new technology to the production line. Speculators say this has something to do with the six-speed Integrated Electric Transmission (IET) that Brammo recently licensed from Italian firm S.M.R.E. (this technology’s already featured on the company’s Engage and Encite dirt bikes). Rumor has it that Brammo did not reach it’s 1,000 pre-order total for the Empulse and is trying to add a few more features in order to create bigger buzz around the Empulse. For now, we’ll just have to sit back and wait for this beauty to make its debut.