May 1, 2009

Green Thinking

Electric motorbikes make the scene and Chicago gets charged up

Zero cycle

Electric bike
Zero Motorcycles plans to begin shipping its high performance electric motorcycle to customers next week. The Zero S, priced at $9,950, has a range of up to 60 miles and a top speed of 60 mph. Its lithium ion batteries recharge in about four hours.


Carbon Day

Chicago leads
Chicago recently unveiled the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. The station, which will serve the city's fleet of electric cars, has a solar canopy that charges an underground battery pack.

--NWautos staff


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