Oregon-based Brammo Inc. has announced a huge contract to supply the government of Hong Kong with the company’s Enertia Plus electric motorcycles.
Oregon-based Brammo Inc. has announced a huge contract to supply the government of Hong Kong with the company’s Enertia Plus electric motorcycles. The Chinese megalopolis will be replacing its entire fleet of gas motorcycles with Brammo EVs – stock 2012 Enertia Plus cycles for the Water Department, and a special LE (Law Enforcement) version for the Hong Kong Police. Brammo's exclusive dealer in Hong Kong, JCAM Advanced Mobility, will handle delivery.
China’s a big sweet plum for anything with wheels and a cord, but the market for motorcycles is really expected to roar out of the gate as the government has declared dinosaur-burning bikes vehicula non grata in some cities. The Freedonia Group predicts that the Chinese market for electric motorcycles will grow to over 31 million bikes per year by 2014.
American trade honchos were popping wheelies over the deal. “I am confident that this contract represents but the first of many future sales for Brammo and other US electric vehicle manufacturers," said US Commercial Consul Andrew Wylegala.
CEO Craig Bramscher said, "This is a significant milestone in the adoption of electric vehicles by governments. As the world's leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles, we were confident that we would lead this change and we are delighted that we have started here in Hong Kong with some of the most EV-engaged leaders in the world."