Gov. Schwarzenegger with the Zero S

Zero Motorcycles is getting more than its fair share of attention. Recently, the company's Zero X was selected as the "Best Electric Motorcycle" during eCarTec in Münich, Germany in mid-October. This year's eCarTec was the inaugural event, but by the looks of the website, they plan on investigating the future of electric mobility for years to come.

Before the win in Germany, at AltCar in California in early October, Governor Schwarzenegger stopped by the Zero booth to learn about the S motorbike during his tour of the show. The company just issued a release calling on the Governator to "Switch Out Your Harley for an All-Electric Zero S!" A nice message, but we won't hold out breath.


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Zero Motorcycles Awarded Best Electric Motorcycle at This Year's eCarTec Event


- Zero X Off Road Motorcycle Receives Award in Munich, Germany -

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced it was awarded "Best Electric Motorcycle" at the first international fair for electric mobility, eCarTec 2009. Companies from all over the world gathered in Munich, Germany with hopes of being acknowledged as one of the most inventive and promising projects, products or technologies from the field of electric mobility.

"Zero Motorcycles is thrilled to receive such an admirable award in the presence of so many innovative and environmentally friendly companies from around the world," says Edwin Belonje, Director of European Sales & Marketing, Zero Motorcycles. "Our focus on engineering electric motorcycles from the ground up allowed us to win this award and we will continue to drive this technology in years to come."

The Zero X is a high performance electric motorcycle that is designed for the trail. It utilizes Zero's proprietary lithium-ion power pack and an aircraft grade aluminum frame to achieve an exceptionally high power to weight ratio and extended range. Built from the ground up to leverage the electric drivetrain, this stealthy motorcycle races up hills, flies over jumps and splashes through streams without disturbing nature or neighbors. The Zero X is particularly well suited to highly populated areas where noise and emissions restrictions have eliminated the use of gasoline powered motorcycles.

Zero Motorcycles first entered the motorcycle industry in 2006 with the all-electric Drift. In 2008 they launched the Zero X which exceeded all expectations by selling out before the year end. Its success blazed the path for the long awaited launch of the Zero S supermoto motorcycle in April. Earlier this summer, Zero Motorcycles announced another addition to its electric motorcycle product lineup with the Zero MX which is made specifically for track riding and motocross. In August, Zero Motorcycles revealed the highly anticipated and most versatile electric motorcycle yet, the Zero DS.

Hasta La Vista, Gas! Zero Motorcycles Says, 'Governor Schwarzenegger, Switch Out Your Harley for an All-Electric Zero S!'

- California's Governor Meets California's Leading Electric Motorcycle Company -

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took a special interest in its all-new street legal Zero S electric motorcycle. While touring the Alt Car Expo, the Governor spent time with the California based motorcycle company and was introduced to the Zero S. The Zero S offers a transportation alternative that is practical, fun and environmentally friendly. Based in California, Zero Motorcycles is an innovative company that is positioned to help the state by both generating new jobs and by reducing carbon emissions.

"We are honored that Governor Schwarzenegger took the time to learn about the innovative engineering and environmentally-friendly performance of our motorcycles," said John Lloyd, VP of Worldwide Sales for Zero Motorcycles. "Zero Motorcycles offers solutions for two of the state's major initiatives. We are boosting the economy and reducing emissions."

Developed to aggressively take on urban environments and encourage the occasional detour, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. The Zero S is designed for optimal performance during city riding, in sharp turns and while navigating obstacles. In addition to its performance and maneuverability, the Zero S uses a completely non-toxic lithium ion array and the majority of the motorcycle is fully recyclable. The landfill approved power pack recharges in less than four hours while plugged into a standard 110V or 220V outlet. Eco-friendly with zero emissions, the Zero S is also economy-friendly with an operating cost of less than one cent per mile or kilometer.

Zero Motorcycles first entered the motorcycle industry in 2006 with the all-electric Drift. In 2008 they launched the Zero X which exceeded all expectations by selling out before the year end. Its success blazed the path for the long awaited launch of the Zero S supermoto motorcycle in April. Earlier this summer, Zero Motorcycles announced another addition to its electric motorcycle product lineup with the Zero MX which is made specifically for track riding and motocross. In August, Zero Motorcycles revealed the highly anticipated and most versatile electric motorcycle yet, the Zero DS.

For more information about Zero Motorcycles, please visit: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/
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