California energy board gives Zero Motorcycles $1.8 million grant

Publish Date: 
Oct 11, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The California Energy Commission has given Zero Motorcycles a $1.8 million grant to quadruple its manufacturing capacity in California. Additional matching funding brings the total project allotment to more than $3.6 million.

“This project offers a unique opportunity to keep the competitive advantage of California’s skilled labor force and create dozens of additional jobs during both the implementation and volume manufacturing stages of the project,” said Richard Walker, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “This grant is a milestone for us because it allows Zero to dramatically increase the scale of our assembly line to meet customer demand.”

“This investment in Zero Motorcycles will help to put cleaner vehicles on the road, reduce petroleum use, improve our air quality and create jobs in California,” said the state's energy commissioner, Carla Peterman.

Posted by Holly Wagner