Zero Motorcycles Electric Motorcycles

The California Energy Commission awarded more than $1 million in Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) funds to Zero Motorcycles, Inc., which designs, manufactures, and sells high performance electric motorcycles.

The Energy Commission grant supported improvements to Zero Motorcycles’ manufacturing and engineering processes, and the purchase of equipment necessary to improve throughput. The grant also helped bring on-line significant new manufacturing capability, significantly increasing the California-based company’s manufacturing capacity and efficiency and reducing production costs. Zero Motorcycles achieved an additional 61 percent increase in manufacturing capacity by the end of the project.

This increase in production has helped make it possible for Zero Motorcycles to supply motorcycles to more than 70 police and public safety agencies in California alone.

ARFVTP Award Amount
More than $1 million

Funding Category
Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County

Top Photo: One of Zero Motorcycles, Inc.’s high performance electric motorcycles.Bottom Photo:Two Zero Motorcycles, Inc. high performance electric motorcycles
Photos courtesy of California Energy Commission.

"We must demonstrate that reducing carbon is compatible with an
abundant economy and human well-being."

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.