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News   July 11, 2007   by Auto Service World

First Electric Motorcycle Launched


Brammo Motorsports today announced the Enertia, the world’s first production, zero-emissions and battery powered plug-in electric motorcycle.
The Enertia’s range of 45 miles significantly exceeds the daily commute for the average U.S. consumer of 29 miles.
Battery charge time is 3 hours to full re-charge.
Borrowing from racing technology, the Enertia utilizes a carbon fiber chassis producing an ultra strong, light-weight vehicle platform of just 275 lbs.
The chassis integrates six lithium-phosphate batteries from supplier Valence Technology that together produce the power to propel the Enertia to a top speed of over 50 mph.
“We believe consumers are eager to adopt vehicles that have a fraction of the carbon footprint of a today’s cars,” says Craig Bramscher, Chairman & CEO of Brammo Motorsports.
“Our Enertia electric motorcycle empowers people to make this choice today.”
Brian Wismann, Brammo Director of Design said, “It is extremely satisfying to design a vehicle that people can both feel good about using and appreciate the way it looks.”
Brammo’s Enertia is the first of a line of plug-in electric commuter, commercial and recreational vehicles under development.
Brammo is a specialty vehicle manufacturer developing sustainable performance products for the next generation of transportation.
Through integration of digital engineering and high impact design, Brammo transforms ideas into compelling products.
Located in Ashland, Oregon the company was founded in 2002 and is a privately held.


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