SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains, today announced the brief return of its most successful incentive program, Cash for Carbon. The recent surges in Powersports participation have created a flood of new and returning motorcyclists in search of adventure. The recent gasoline shortages have exacerbated the shortage of motorcycles as riders flock to more fuel-efficient modes of transportation. For the last 15 years Zero has been working to perfect the motorcycle riding experience to ensure every moment on a Zero Motorcycle is one to remember. With award-winning and effortlessly powerful electric motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles is proud to make the transformational riding experience of an electric motorcycle more attainable than ever with this trade-in promotion.
Cash for Carbon increases the trade-in value offered of internal combustion engine motorcycles towards the purchase of a new 2020 or 2021 SR/F or SR/S at participating Zero Motorcycles dealers. From now until July 6, 2021, buyers who bring in a gas bike as trade-in towards the purchase of a new Zero will be given an additional $1,500 credit on top of the trade-in value assessed by the participating dealer on a given motorcycle.
When a rider takes advantage of this opportunity, he or she will also still be eligible for the 10% Federal Tax Credit available for all Zero’s electric motorcycles, plus any available state or local tax incentives, creating up to $4,000 or more in value on the purchase of a new model.
“The current state of uncertainty over gas prices has spiked the appetite for electric motorcycles more than ever before,” said Mike Cunningham, Zero Motorcycles Vice President of Sales, Americas. “This trend has been intensifying the existing popularity of Powersports in general and makes now the perfect time to reintroduce the Cash for Carbon program,” Cunningham added.
The SR/S was released as a new model in February 2020 and joins the SR/F, its award-winning sibling, as the company’s two most powerful and premium offerings. The effortlessly powerful motorcycles are driven by Zero's proprietary powertrain that produces an astounding 110 hp and 140 ft-lb of torque. Each model can charge through any wall socket or at over 90% of the public EV charge network through fast, Level 2 chargers. The unbridled SR/F is capable of up to 201 city miles of range per charge with an available Power Tank and the sleek and aerodynamic full fairing of the SR/S allows for up to 13% more range when riding in a tucked position. Additionally, each bike is powered by Zero's proprietary operating system, Cypher III, which controls every subordinate technology on the bike including the full complement of Bosch Motorcycle Stability Controls like straight line and cornering ABS, Drag Torque Control, and Traction Control.
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Zero Motorcycles is the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains. Designed and crafted by hand in California, Zero Motorcycles combines Silicon Valley technology with traditional motorcycle soul to elevate the motorcycling experience for intelligent, innovative riders around the world.