Green Overdrive: We Ride Brammo's Electric Motorcycle!

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On this week’s episode of GigaOM TV’s Green Overdrive video show (where if it’s green, we’ll drive it) I take Brammo’s Enertia electric motorcycle out for a spin. Here are the basics on the Enertia for commuters looking for a greener ride:

  • It costs roughly $8,000 (with subsidies it can get down to $6,000)
  • It has a max speed of 60 to 70 miles per hour
  • The average travel range is about 40 miles
  • A fully depleted battery will take 4 hours to charge

But the most important bit is that the Enertia is super fun to ride. I did my best “Top Gun” impression (though I’m no Maverick) as I rode it around the former base in Alameda and past the (fake) jet. Another thing to know about the Enertia is that it’s almost like riding an automatic scooter, just turn it on and throttle. Even when you’re not riding all that fast, it actually feels really fast on the road — 30 miles per hour felt like 60. Enjoy!

Check out previous episodes of us riding the Zero electric motorcycle, Chevy Volt, A2B Electric Bike and pimped-out eco-rides.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1q27NIfJ4E]

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Keith

40miles that’s all? Not good enough…if they can’t give you 150-200 miles per recharge and a recharge time of LESS than 20min it wont be anything but a plaything for urban losers.
Then again I ride motorcycles and couldn’t posibaly have a clue. The bike is good, now fix the batteries and ditch those brushed motors.

Rich

In the Brammo Motorcycle video the voice level is the same as the music level. Yay!

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