2 wheels better than 4? ZeroX Electric Motorcycle

September 26 2008 / by Garry Golden
Category: Environment   Year: General   Rating: 4

The smart money on electric vehicles might be placed on companies building two-wheeled vehicles, not four.

Electric motorcycles and scooters could be cheaper to manufacture given their size and design simplicity. And they are perfect for emerging economies where two-wheeled vehicles are much more common than full sized cars. A number of well known motorcycle brands like Honda have electric two-wheeled models in development, but this could be a category for new brands to emerge and carve our their niche around early adopters.

ZeroX Motorcycles (Santa Cruz, CA) has announced that its 2008 Zero X electric motorcycle has sold out and the company is hoping to generate a lot of buzz at the Alt Car Expo in Santa Cruz – September 26-27th.

The Zero X Electric Motorcycle is targeted at the early adopter market for dirt bikes, but if their core electric propulsion system and lithium-ion battery is solid and flexible enough, it might find a much bigger market abroad in Asia on street bikes.

Two-wheeled electric chassis might have the price point and performance to surprise us!

Comment Thread (3 Responses)

  1. What a great concept! No matter as a dirt bike or as an errand running machine—this is a great use of resources and a way to have fun while being green

    Posted by: jharper   September 27, 2008
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  2. I thought the whole issue with electric cars was over two things. One, unless the vehicle is powered using renewable energy sources then it’s actually worse for the environment and two, that you can’t hear the damn things and chance getting run over by just about anyone.

    Posted by: martymcfly   September 29, 2008
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  3. This was on Channel 5 KTLA a few months back. It’s a great product that’s easy on the ears and environment.

    Posted by: Procreator   September 29, 2008
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