Zero Motorcycles reports record sales for 2014

Electric motorcycle maker surpasses expectations

Electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles announced yesterday that the California company finished 2014 with record sales and is poised for dramatic growth in 2015. While the brand continues to gain traction with motorcycle enthusiasts in North America and Europe, Zero has rapidly expanded into international markets by adding seven new distributors in 2014, with more planned for the coming year.

"2014 was a remarkably successful year," said Zero Motorcycles CEO, Richard Walker. "From Indonesia to Israel to Thailand—and in our core markets of North America and Europe—riders worldwide are embracing the advantages of our 100% electric motorcycles."

In addition to its growing distribution channel and increased consumer demand, Zero has made significant gains in its fleet business sales to law enforcement and government agencies. Zero began 2014 with ten police departments in the USA using Zero motorcycles in their patrol fleets and ended the year with nearly 50, including the Los Angeles Police Department and the Philadelphia Fire Department.

"Our police and authority partners consistently praise Zero patrol motorcycles for their stealth, maneuverability and low maintenance, while the local communities they serve also appreciate the quietness and move to a more sustainable mode of transportation," said Richard Walker. "We see huge opportunities for continued growth in this area".

The 2015 motorcycles recently went into production at Zero's newly expanded and remodeled factory near Santa Cruz, California. The complete line—four consumer models, three police/authority, and one military spec version—received major upgrades. Zero also licenses its powertrain technology (e.g. battery system, motor and proprietary technology) for other commercial applications.

"Our business is headed in the right direction, and the market is starting to come to us. Recent announcements by some of the larger motorcycle manufacturers—and our own experience—confirms the movement toward electric power is building momentum," said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing at Zero. "Every year our products improve, the market responds and our business grows."

About Zero Motorcycles Zero Motorcycles is committed to transforming the motorcycling experience by bringing to market highly innovative electric motorcycles that offer exceptional value and performance. Zero is powered by innovation, driven by passion, guided by integrity and measured by results. Through extensive research, insight and experience, Zero combines the art and science of motorcycle development to create and manufacture products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty. Every model is designed and built in California. Zero is determined to be the preeminent global electric motorcycle company.

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