Under the proposed EPA regulations issued on September 15, 2009, the Zero S and DS achieve an equivalent of 455 mpg and generate zero grams of carbon dioxide per mile, which allows buyers to benefit from significant government incentives.
"We are extremely pleased to be the first electric motorcycle company to have completed these rigorous testing programs," said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles, in a release. "Passing these tests allows our customers to save money while also giving them confidence in the design and safety of our motorcycles."
According to the manufacturer, the Zero motorcycles are completely harmless to the environment, as they also are non-toxic and nearly 100 percent recyclable. Meeting the US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) along with receiving the US EPA Certificate of Conformity means that the Zero S and DS qualify for the new Federal tax credits on street legal electric motorcycles.
Buyers will therefore receive the 10 percent Federal tax credit and the state sales tax credit established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The fully homologated and government certified Zero S and DS are available for purchase exclusively through Zero Motorcycles' website. They are priced at $9,950 and for US customers, meaning a post Federal tax credit price of $8,955.