Zero X: The 100% Electric Dirt Bike
The Zero X is a silent, all-electric dirt bike that runs on lithium-ion batteries instead of gas. The the California-based Zero Motorcycles has started selling these bikes for $6900. Google co-founder Larry Page bought one. The company also has a street-legal commuter bike in the works, which should be released in the coming months. This bike will be slightly larger and more powerful than the Zero X. The commuter version will be a competitor to Brammo Motorsports' commuter bike, the Enertia which sells for $11,995. (See our previous story on this bike.)
The Zero X has a range of 40 miles on a single charge. The battery can be recharged in two hours. That's enough for most motocross drivers and street-bike commuters, and the street version will go farther. The average U.S. driver only goes about 25 miles to 30 miles a day, according to several studies.
"We're selling a bike that outperforms the ones with gas engines at the same price, and the price is going down," said acting Zero Motorcycles CEO Damon Danielson.
:: Via CNET