• Apr 5th 2010 at 6:02PM
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Brammo Inc.
, maker of all-electric motorcycles, has announced that the Brammo Enertia will be sold for just $5,995 in California after federal and state incentives (golf clap). Brammo Founder and CEO Craig Bramscher said in a statement:
We admire the California Legislature, Governor Schwarzenegger, and the hard working civil servants at the Air Resources Board for their leadership in making this program available. The Enertia has been available in select California Best Buy stores since 2009, and we are already experiencing increased sales demand thanks to this rebate.
The rebate comes from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). A total of $4.1 million was appropriated from California's Air Resources Bureau (CARB) Air Quality Improvement Program for the project to promote the use and production of zero-emission vehicles.

Spoiler alert: Connecticut, this next paragraph makes you look cheap. Tax credits are all the rage for electric cars and motorcycles right now – especially in states that start with the letter "C." California's incentives not only make the Enertia affordable, they could also put you on the saddle of a Zero electric motorcycle for around $7,500. And just last week we told you about Colorado's incredible tax credits that could put your feet on the pegs of a Zero S or DS for a little over $4,100; a Brammo Enertia costs around $3,000 there. That's almost cost-competitive with walking! C'mon, Connecticut.

The Enertia has a top speed of over 60 miles per hour (95 km/h), a range of 42 miles (68 kilometers) and a charging time of about 4 hours.

[Source: Brammo]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Give me something that goes faster than 60mph with a 40-50 mile range and I'll buy it. Until then, no thanks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Legislature and Schwarzenegger know they will get it back again through hiked licensing fees. To make this sincere, how about coupling this with ultra low
      license fees for non-polluting vehicles?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I feel like we should know the margin on these bikes to ensure the MSRP is not inflated to absorb the tax credit. How do we if it had been possible for Brammo to get the price lower had there not been a credit?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why are ALL the electric motorcycles built like an off-road motorcycle, with seat heights that limit their use to fairly tall men???
      • 5 Years Ago
      not bad although 2 wheelers are inherently dangerous because they don't skid well and no cage protection
        • 5 Years Ago
        And then add the fact that these are completely silent and thus won't be heard by car drivers.

        I really admire these electric bikes and I wouldn't mind a dirt bike toy . . . but I'd personally be afraid to commute with one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tempting . . . but I think I'd end up dead within a matter of months.
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