Zero Motorcycles demos 2012 line for U.S. Transportation Secretary

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Zero Motorcycles' executives this month gave U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood a personal demonstration of Zero's 2011 electric motorcycle product line.

The program was held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting held last week in San Francisco. Zero participated in the Technologies in Sustainable Transportation program at FedEx Oakland Airport. Zero highlighted its electric motorcycle technology amid a variety of alternative fuel transportation solutions, including the Nissan Leaf, Honda Clarity, Chevy Volt, BMW Mini-E, and Ford Focus EV.

"We are honored to be here and to see the interest from Secretary LaHood. Not only did he see the potential for these electric motorcycles, he was very encouraged by the green transportation jobs Zero Motorcycles is creating here in America," says Jay Friedland, vice president of strategy and sustainability for Zero.

Zero execs say LaHood showed interest extending federal tax credits for electric motorcycles.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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