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Zero signs up Asian distributor, sells electric motorcycles to Hong Kong government

Zero Motorcycles has announced that it has signed its first eastern Asia distributor, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. (YHT), based in Hong Kong, and has sold 59 MY 2012 Zero S electric motorcycles to the Hong Kong government, part of Zero’s largest fleet sale to date.

Most of the units will go into service with the Hong Kong Police Department, and a few will go to the Hong Kong Airport Police and the Hong Kong Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The 59 motorcycles were purchased by the Hong Kong government through YHT. Zero participated in an open RFP process, and its cycles were chosen based on performance, reliability and low operational costs.

“This is an incredible new relationship that has been forged between YHT, the Hong Kong government and Zero Motorcycles. Our international authority fleet programs continue to be one of our most successful channels for distribution and we look forward to working with the Hong Kong government on current and future programs,” said John Lloyd, Vice President, Global Sales, Zero Motorcycles. “We couldn’t put this program together without YHT. They are an invaluable new partner for Zero. It’s our intention to keep securing strong partnerships like YHT in Asia as it’s one of the fastest growing e-markets in the world.”

The 59 motorcycles are based on Zero’s 2012 MY Zero S, which has an approximate range of 89 miles, and a top speed of 88 mph. The police motorcycles have been fitted with a series of components developed exclusively for traffic enforcement.

“We are glad to see the Hong Kong Government’s order become the largest order in Asia. Deploying electric vehicles like the Zero S helps reduce Hong Kong’s carbon footprint. We are very passionate about contributing to environmental protection,” says Ophelia Lin, General Manager, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. “To introduce Zero to Hong Kong means a small but impactful contribution in the long term.”


Source: Zero Motorcycles

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