Zero Motorcycles scores million-dollar grant from California Energy Commission

Zero Motorcycles has been awarded a grant of $1,009,220 from the California Energy Commission (CEC). Zero will match these funds, providing over two million bucks to be invested in expanding production capacity through improvements in the manufacturing line, production efficiency and engineering processes. All Zero models are designed and built in California.

“We thrive at the intersection of transportation, technology and energy efficiency,” said CEO Richard Walker. “This generous grant, combined with the confidence of our investors, accelerates our global growth, expands Zero’s local workforce and manufacturing capacity, and will fuel continued innovation across all of our products.”

“It’s exciting to see Zero Motorcycles grow from a pilot production line we funded to an expanded manufacturing line through this latest grant,” said the CEC’s Janea A. Scott. “Transitioning from older, higher polluting vehicles to zero emission vehicles – ones with no tailpipe pollution – helps the state meet its clean air, climate, and petroleum reduction goals.”

“We believe CEC funding is ideally suited for this kind of project as we leverage 21st century California clean-tech manufacturing,” said Kai Hypko, VP of Operations at Zero.

 

Source: Zero Motorcycles