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:
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.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.
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.