Posts Tagged: Brammo

Cummins, the diesel engine powerhouse, has had a busy year expanding its EV systems development

Cummins is a huge presence in the diesel engine market around the globe. The company designs, manufactures and sells billions of dollars’ worth of diesel engines (and some engines powered by “alternative fuels” such as natural gas). Ranging from 2.8 to 95 liters, the company’s engines are found in nearly every type of vehicle and… Read more »

Cummins acquires battery pack designer Brammo

Cummins (NYSE: CMI), best known as a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines, recently unveiled a prototype electric truck. Now the company has taken another step towards electrification with the acquisition of Brammo, which develops electric drivetrains and battery packs. Brammo was founded in 2002 to build electric motorcycles (and was featured in the February 2014… Read more »

Polaris buys Brammo’s electric motorcycle business

Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII), one of the largest makers of off-road vehicles, has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo, and will act as a lead investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that will enable the company to focus exclusively on the design and development of electric powertrains. Polaris has been a strategic investor and… Read more »

Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher on the future of the leading electric motorcycle company

Electric motorcycles are one of the most interesting stories in the EV world today, both because of their recent impressive accomplishments on the racetrack and because of the future potential for high-volume sales, especially in international markets. Ashland, Oregon-based Brammo is one of the leading makers of two-wheeled EVs, and its story has much in… Read more »

Brammo announces 2014 Empulse and Empulse R electric motorcycles

Oregon-based Brammo has released details of its 2014 Empulse and Empulse R electric motorcycles. With a top speed of 110 mph, the Empulse claims to be the world’s fastest electric motorcycle in serial production. It sports a water-cooled motor and a six-speed gearbox that translate 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque to over 880 Nm… Read more »

Motorcycle maker Brammo eyes electric car, 2015 IPO

Craig Bramscher, CEO of the Oregon-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo, told Portland business leaders this week that he plans to take the company public by the middle of 2015. Bramscher said Brammo has been meeting with some of the same investment bankers that helped take Tesla public. “It’s always next year, but Tesla showed there’s… Read more »

Parker Hannifin races into traction motors

After years of development, the company plans to launch a new line of traction motors this summer. Parker Hannifin is an industrial motion and control powerhouse. With over $13 billion in sales last year, its products range from hydraulics to pneumatics to electric motors. But until recently, the company’s selection of motors was solely targeted at… Read more »

Study: Oregon EV industry worth $266 million

Portland State University’s Northwest Economic Research Center (NERC) has released a new report that examines Oregon’s rapidly growing electric vehicle industry. This traditionally green state saw the opportunities in EVs as early as 2009, and established a public-private partnership called Drive Oregon to support the nascent industry. Today Oregon boasts an impressive “EV cluster,” which… Read more »

Brammo unveils Empulse and Empulse R electric motorcycles in Hollywood

Brammo wrapped up this week’s Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles in style, putting on an elaborate party for a select crowd of buyers and motorcycle insiders to launch its new pair of electric sport bikes. The Empulse R will go on sale this summer at a MSRP of $18,995, and the Empulse will be… Read more »