More “Enertia” in Washington: Brammo Makes the Case for American Ingenuity

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More “Enertia” in Washington: Makes the Case for American

Everyone remembers the network and news brouhaha when the of the Big Three automakers each to Washington, DC on corporate jets at a cost of $45,000 to plead Congress for a bailout. The CEOs’ was recently retraced by two employees of the electric motorcycle firm in Ashland, Oregon — “at a cost of $4 per

Brammo makes the country’s highway legal, all-electric the Enertia. The bike is powered by a battery produced by Valence which is more stable other lithium-based batteries and can charge in just three

With a top speed of 60 miles per the Enertia is not intended to be a racing but it’s perfect for urban or commuters who travel less 40 miles daily — read: 75% of Americans. It’s built of parts including Marzocchi Brembo brakes, and Elka resulting in an ultra-smooth ride.

It only has one gear, a feature to appeal to non-traditional motorcyclists — women — and it’s easy to since it weighs just 280 And the best news for Brammo is with economies of scale now in the Enertia’s price has dropped by a third in the past year, $12,000 to $7,195 with incentives. Depending on state it could be even less .

CEO Craig Bramscher set out to a fair workplace that make a domestically-manufactured motorcycle for a price tag than a traditional made in China and shipped to the US. To cut component costs, some of the parts come from sources: the bike’s panels are from recycled plastic and the fender from old car battery

In tracing the route from to Washington, Brammo employees Schiff and Brian Wismann on social media to get their out, and the kindness of strangers to themselves housed. Their paid dividends, and eventually Bramscher a meeting with of Energy Secretary Stephen

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And while there’s no word on the President ever received the that Schiff and Wismann trying to give him, the did land more than 150 and interviews in small and large outlets while garnering goodwill from thousands of tracing their journey on Youtube, Facebook and beyond. plus $10 million in Series A is nothing to sneeze at.

“We think this is the opportunity for that want to do something now and make a difference,” says “And have a blast it.”

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