California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose Terminator movies involved him riding a Harley-Davidson into that became a very famous action sequence, visited with Zero Electric Motorcycles during a press conference.
Schwarzenegger gave the Zero Motorcycles electric cycle a demon ride in San Francisco. He was promoting a new California rebate program that gives consumers $1,500 off the purchase of an electric cycle. With the federal tax credit, consumes can reap savings of $2,500. So with the rebates the cost of the Electric motorcycle gets closer to reach for the general commuters and rider groups. Currently the Zero Motorcycles cost upwards of $7,500 which is very competitive to their gas guzzling cousins.
“Zero electric motorcycles are very important technology and this is great for California because this is an ideal place to ride motorcycles,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “I love the financial side of these motorcycles because they cost less then one cent per mile to operate and you get a 10% federal tax credit plus a California rebate of $1,500. That equates to a 25 percent price reduction making these electric motorcycles affordable for anybody.”
“We are honored to be here and to have received the support of Governor Schwarzenegger. We are a California company creating California jobs and are extremely proud the Governor’s office recognized us for our efforts,” said Gene Banman, CEO, Zero Motorcycles.