Zero Motorcycles takes electric biking award
BRUSSELS, May 16 — The Zero S electric motorbike has been named eMotorbike of the year.
In another piece of good news for its manufacturer, Zero Motorcycles, the Zero S was named the electric motorbike of the year by a panel of judges at Europe’s Clean Week 2020, an electric vehicle event being held in Belgium this week.
Iti s the second year in a row that the Zero S has won the award, with the latest version able to tackle up to 165km on a single charge and reach a maximum speed of 141kph.
It also comes on the back of an outstanding quarter for Zero Motorcycles, which revealed a huge increase in sales for the first three months of the year, up a whopping 240 per cent.
It has now delivered over 1,500 motorbikes worldwide, it said last week, adding that in its philosophy of electric motorcycling, “noise, vibrations, smells and unnecessary components only stand in the way.”
According to a new report by automotive analyst Pike, Zero’s success is part of a coming broader trend towards electric bikes.
It predicts that the overall market will boom in the coming years, with particular growth in Asia Pacific, driven by rapid urbanization and increasing household incomes in countries such as China and India.
By 2018, annual sales of electric two-wheelers will have hit 65.5 million, Pike says, with over 300 million sold between now and then. — AFP/Relaxnews