Zero Carbonista's all-electric Nemesis acquired its name early last year, was legalized for on-road use last spring and underwent a "general shakedown" test late last summer. Of course, it's hard to forget that the so-called wind car also took out a few hedges when Ecotricity founder Dale Vince mistakenly stepped on the wrong pedal during some testing.
Say you're in the market for an electric motorcycle but you don't like the modern styling of a Zero S or a Brammo Enertia. Or maybe you do, but some jerk who works in your office already has one. Well, now you can get a modern electric bike that looks like anything but. Check out custom bike designer James Hammarhead's cafe racer-inspired Volta 102.
Zero Motorcycles and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall notice for all 2009 Zero X and Zero MX electric motorcycles. Apparently, the problem surrounds the bike's throttle assembly, which can reportedly become disconnected or get stuck in the wide-open position. Either way, that can potentially be very dangerous to the rider.
Imagine this. You are on your Zero X electric motorcycle enjoying a brisk ride along your favorite wooded trail. You reach a clearing and in the morning mist you are surprised to find a family of space aliens enjoying a quiet picnic in front of their parked UFO. Not wanting to learn the hard way whether these are the harmless variety or the type to have lots of "probing" questions, you whip your bike around and hit the throttle. Hard. Your front wheel leaves the ground as you silently exit the s
An Italian company has set up a Flash-based web site to inform the world of their upcoming city car. Although images of the lithium ion-powered two-seater are only briefly glimpsed during the techno-accompanied presentation, using the power of Photoshop we were able to improve your ability to get a decent peek. Interestingly, the Tazzari Group claims their Zero will charge up in 45 minutes using a three-phase power source. Plug it into a regular outlet and your wait is lengthened to 10 hours.
Jay Leno often gets to try some pretty sweet rides but this week's featured machine was cool AND green. It's not the first electric two-wheeler to drop by the the late-night comedian's automotive haunt but the Zero X electric off-road motorcycle is arguably the coolest. As Jay explains in the video, he likes vehicles that are the result of a singular vision and the Zero X is a perfect example of that. It's creator, Neil Saiki, took 5 years to design and build every millimeter of the bike until h