2012 Zero XU MotorWeek

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2012 Zero XU

If you’re to merge your desire for EV commuting with your for motorcycles, ZERO motorcycles has got the bike for you or 5 bikes actually. near Santa Cruz, ZERO has spent the last refining their original into a wide range of offerings, starting with the XU for

Designed more for the urban with a range of only 40 miles, the XU’s 3-kWh pack is easily removable for in your apartment, or place of Plus, there’s an onboard on the bike as well. It only about 3 hours to fully the battery and less than to do so.

The MX and X are off road versions of the XU, and come down and trail ready, long travel suspensions and drive replacing the street quieter belt drive. we spent most of our time on the S and DS.

The S is the sportiest offering in ZERO’S featuring a firm suspension, disc brakes, and an 88 miles-per-hour top An available 9kWh Z-Force battery extends the range to 100 miles. Charging takes up to 9 but you can cut that time in half by a second charger.

There’s enough power and EV to get you up to speed in a hurry, but not quite to overwhelm you. Weight in at just 341-pounds, making the S nimble and more fun than through twisties. The DS is based on the chassis, but gets a longer suspension and more off-pavement tires.

BRIAN ROBINSON: Probably the thing I can say about the Zero is it like a real motorcycle, not a or some kind of electric It’s a real motorcycle just happens to run on batteries, of gas.

JOHN DAVIS: with prices for the S and DS beginning at the ZERO is bound to appeal to high-techies and enviro first than traditional motorcyclists, but power and additional range quickly change that.

the ZERO is not the only new EV on two wheels.

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DAVE SCRIVENER: For all of you middle-aged looking for an edge over the this is the game-changer, the smart

JOHN DAVIS: A new electrifed from smart gives a boost to old-fashioned pedal to create the ultimate eco-friendly cruiser. The e-bike’s 26-inch chassis features 3 gears, brakes front and rear, and a and oil-free carbon-toothed drive

The “e” part comes of a 423 Watt-hour lithium-ion battery wedged into the base of the It powers a rear wheel hub through four driver-selectable and provides assistance up to around 15 per hour.

The e-bike can be recharged three by regenerative braking, pedal-power or a wall outlet, and max range is 60 miles. A full recharge about 8 hours. The smart is on sale in Europe now for $3700, but sales have not yet begun.

And tuned as we’ll charge up new EVs first impressions soon.

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