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Zero Motorcycles Receives $1.8 Millon Grant From Calif. Energy Commission

Zero Motorcycles has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the California Energy Commission to quadruple its manufacturing capacity in California. Additional matching funding brings the total project allotment to more than $3.6 million. Zero’s manufacturing expansion will further its commitment to manufacturing high performance electric motorcycles in California.

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Zero Motorcycles has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the California Energy Commission to quadruple its manufacturing capacity in California. Additional matching funding brings the total project allotment to more than $3.6 million. Zero’s manufacturing expansion will further its commitment to manufacturing high performance electric motorcycles in California, which the company says stands to benefit by both economic growth and job creation.

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“We are honored to receive this generous grant from the California Energy Commission and are excited to continue to expand our manufacturing capacity here in California,” said Richard Walker, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “This project offers a unique opportunity to keep the competitive advantage of California’s skilled labor force and create dozens of additional jobs during both the implementation and volume manufacturing stages of the project. This grant is a milestone for us because it allows Zero to dramatically increase the scale of our assembly line to meet customer demand for our outstanding electric motorcycles.

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“This investment in Zero Motorcycles will help to put cleaner vehicles on the road, reduce petroleum use, improve our air quality and create jobs in California,” said Energy Commissioner Carla Peterman.

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