Here's a story with an ironic twist.

Jeremy Dory is a Chevy-Volt-owning, AutoblogGreen-reading guy (Hi, Spiffster!) who, after falling in love with the Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle, started up a blog called Empulsebuyer and became something of a brand evangelist. Now, Brammo has rendered that domain name, well, completely inaccurate, and Jeremy couldn't be happier.

You see, the software engineer won't be buying an Empulse R after all. He doesn't need to. Brammo has recognized the work he's done and the devotion he's displayed and is giving him one. Yes, giving. Like, for free. If that's not cool enough, the company flew him to Daytona for the TTXGP World Championship to tell him.

This is not the first time the Oregon-based company has made such a move. In 2010, it turned Brammofan into a Brammo man by awarding that evangelist of the year an Enertia. It may, however, be difficult to top the efforts of these guys in the future.

Consider that, besides tracking all the Brammo news in his blog and being the voice of reason in countless internet discussions, Dory is also the author of the Electric Motorcycle Price & TCO Calculator. This tool allows you to compare costs of electric and gas-powered motorcycles over time. If that doesn't impress you, we can only add that he has also posted a pic of the cutest Brammo babe ever. Top that!

"Empulsebuyer" expects to receive a white Empulse R sometime early in the new year and, thereafter, will be known as Empulserider. We, of course, look forward to reading his many tales of Empulse ownership on his new blog. Scroll below for the official press release.
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Jeremy Dory Wins Evangelist of the Year and Receives Brammo's Empulse R

ASHLAND, Ore., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of two-wheel electric vehicles, is delighted to announce the 2012 Brammo Evangelist of the Year: Jeremy Dory. Dory will receive a Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle for his enthusiastic Brammo fandom. A software engineer based in Colorado, Dory is a life-long outdoors enthusiast, a long-time motorcyclist and an advocate of the electric vehicle movement.

Dory is the founder and primary author behind Empulsebuyer.com, a blog dedicated to Brammo's newest motorcycle. . Dory purchased the domain name for his blog shortly after learning of Brammo's plans to develop and produce the Empulse, an electric motorcycle with 100+ miles range and a maximum speed greater than 100 mph. Upon learning about Brammo's electric motorcycles, Dory says, "I discovered that I could enjoy one of my favorite hobbies guilt-free from a carbon perspective and without compromise. I created Empulsebuyer.com to help people see not only the beautiful design of the Empulse, but also the cost savings of going electric."

Beyond blogging on Empulsebuyer.com, Dory developed the "Total Cost of Ownership," a mobile application that compares cost-savings between electric and gas-powered motorcycles. Dory also is an active member in the online community Brammo Owner's Forum (brammoforum.com).

Craig Bramscher, the CEO of Brammo, Inc., says, "Jeremy epitomizes what we look for in an Evangelist, and with so many Brammo enthusiasts, it was a tough call to pick this year's winner."

"Jeremy is the ideal recipient of this award," concurs Harry Mallin, the recipient of the 2010 Brammo Evangelist of the Year Award. "His dedication to electric vehicles is evident in his recent purchase of a Chevrolet Volt and in his dogged pursuit to become one of the first owners of a Brammo Empulse. Jeremy will discover, as I did, that Brammo not only makes beautiful electric motorcycles, but also reliable, safe, durable and fun to ride."

Dory looks forward to many years of eco-friendly riding on his new, white Brammo Empulse R. He says, "My first ride will be through Deer Creek Canyon just north of my house. This route is a real treat with tons of twisties and beautiful scenery. The Empulse R was made for these kinds of roads."

Empulse R production is now underway with demonstration bikes in dealerships and deliveries to customers who pre ordered starting shortly. The Empulse will go into production in Q1 2013.

About Brammo
Brammo, Inc., is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the Encite™, Enertia™, Empulse™ and Engage™ motorcycles. Brammo is the current TTXGP eGrandPrix champion of North America. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain™ systems including the Brammo Power™ battery pack and Brammo Power™ vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, visit www.Brammo.com


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      Spec
      • 1 Day Ago
      Cool! Congrats Spiff!
        Spec
        • 1 Day Ago
        @Spec
        Just be real careful riding that thing. The concept of a totally silent motorcycle is a bit scary, you know how those cage drivers drive.
      Marco Polo
      • 1 Day Ago
      Congratulations ! A very generous acknowledgment by Brammo to it's number one promoter ! Proof that sometimes, good things do happen to good people !
      Jeff Zekas
      • 1 Day Ago
      Using the Electric Motorcycle Price & TCO Calculator, it would take 38,000 miles to break even on the cheapest Brammo, compared with a much less expensive Kawasaki Ninja 250. Since most motorcyclists ride 3,000 miles a year, it would take TEN YEARS to break even! And you would able to buy TWO Kawasaki's for the price of ONE Brammo! (you could do even better if you bought a used gas-powered bike). In other words: Brammo (and Zero) need to reduce the price of buying an electric bike down to $4300, if they are to be even slightly competitive with petrol bikes.
        Spiffster
        • 1 Day Ago
        @Jeff Zekas
        I live in Colorado and average 6000 miles / year, Im curious where are you getting that 3k figure from? Besides, the calculator only outlines one advantage electric motorcycles have among many. If up front cost is all you care about, then by all means, buy a used Ninja 250 if that makes the most sense to you.
      Spiffster
      • 1 Day Ago
      Thanks for the kind words guys!
      Peder Norby
      • 1 Day Ago
      Very Happy for you Spiffster. I have used your calculator and shared it on many post with credit to you, It's a great tool to show the power of electricity and solar as compared to gasoline. Again Congrats you deserve it! Ride happy and carefully! Cheers Peder
        DaveMart
        • 1 Day Ago
        @Peder Norby
        Still bulling that you drive your car on solar instead of being honest and open, that you charge from the grid and generate compensating electric from your solar array? San Diego can do a lot better than you as an advisor if you can't even present basic facts in an honest manner.
          Marco Polo
          • 1 Day Ago
          @DaveMart
          @ Peter Norby , Peter, no one is denying your personal commitment to solar power, nor the veracity of your experience. However, Dave martin has a point when he refers to the validity of Solar technology in other localities and under other circumstances. The problem with many Solar power advocates is they try to extrapolate, personal (or local) experience into a global context. I think that's what riles Dave.
          raktmn
          • 1 Day Ago
          @DaveMart
          Maybe you should realize that everyone posting on a green car website understands how grid-tie solar works, and stop being so pedantic. Or better yet, be a positive contributor to ABG and post about all pro's and con's to grid-tie. Including the additional benefits that come with charging EV's from the grid at night, and putting solar energy into the grid at peak demand. That way you could add to the discussion instead of being a mean and bitter Master of the Obvious.
          Spec
          • 1 Day Ago
          @DaveMart
          Oh stop your pathetic whining DaveMart. It would be one thing if the utilities were upset with people having PV solar panels and EVs. The truth is that the utilities LOVE IT. They are more than happy to accept Peter's peak-time generated solar watts in exchange for off-peak overnight watts when they have more excess electricity than they know what to do with! It is literally BETTER for everyone that he charges off the grid overnight than if he were to charge during the day from the sunshine he collects so your whine is just silly.
          Peder Norby
          • 1 Day Ago
          @DaveMart
          DaveMart, Here's a blog post you might uenjoy. http://electric-bmw.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-home-two-cars-and-twist-of-sunshine.html As I have said before (to you many times) if you deposit $100 on Monday and withdraw it on Tuesday, it is still your $100? I make no bones about that I have a grid tied system and generate more kwhs via solar than I use for my two electric cars. That my cost of driving is 10% that of a gasoline car. That TOU rates make it twice as cheap to charge at night (when energy is in excess) and I get twice as much paid to me for my extra generation during the day during peak hours (when the grid needs my energy the most) Having said that, I could most certainly charge from solar during the day if I wanted to as my system generates more than my car uses, I choose to charge at night because it is easier for me, and financially beneficial to me. Solar generators who provide excess to the grid during peak hours also are helping all rate payers as they reduce the demand and the need to construct costly and inefficient peaker plants. I enjoy my role as a San Diego County Planning Commissioner serving the citizens of San Diego. Cheers Peder 60,000 miles powered by sunshine.
          Marco Polo
          • 1 Day Ago
          @DaveMart
          @ Rakman, Spec, Perhaps Dave mart was a little brusque in reply to Spiffster , but Dave Martin is one of the most consistently positive, sincere and knowledgeable contributors to ABG. Obviously, there are many locations and charging regimes where Solar power is very beneficial. Spiffster is fortunate to live in one of those locations and is passionate about his personal use of the technology. I think Dave Martin is frustrated with commentators inaccurately using individual instances ( not Spiffster ) to justify exaggerated claims by solar supporters in general.
      Naturenut99
      • 1 Day Ago
      Congrats. Great site/forum.
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