Zero Shows Off Prototype SR/F at London’s Ace Cafe

We got the chance to see in person the new SR/F, and it’s a real beast!

Zero Motorcycles may be one of the most exciting new brands in the motorcycle world. Set on transforming the electric bike from concept artwork to reality, the California-based company has since 2006 been creating fast, great looking and well performing electric bikes, which are genuinely practical in the real world. Zero has been teasing the SR/F for a while now, but we got the chance to look at the new bike in person at London’s Ace Cafe, at a Showcase held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The Zero we saw was actually a pre-production model, which had been shipped from European Union type approval testing in the Netherlands two days before. There was a lot of buzz and excitement about the new bike at the Ace, which is a bit of a mecca for British bikers. The prototype is the first SR/F to reach UK shores, and still possessed a Dutch number-plate.

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At London’s Ace Cafe.

Zero’s UK manager Dale Robinson was very excited about the bike, and said that it was the RC30 of electric bikes. He also said that Zero was normalizing electric bikes, and was hoping to attract a younger audience.

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A close up of the Battery and storage compartment.

The prototype bike was finished in a great looking red paint scheme, and the specs we were given stated that the bike produced 140ft/lb of torque. (Very impressive, especially when compared with the Yamaha R1, which pushes out 80ft/lb.) The range in the city was quoted as being 140 miles and the bike’s 0-60mph time is around 3 seconds. The bike weighs 485 pounds, however, that weight is very close to to the ground as evidenced in the photos. The bike contains a dual USB charger equipped storage compartment where the fuel tank would be, and with the fast charge option can be fully charged in around 40 minutes.

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The bike with the storage compartment raised.

Although we weren’t told what the bike would cost in the US, the British models will start at £16,500, which equates to around $21,564.84.


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100% renewable energy across all sectors possible by 2050 with solar leading the way, study says

A global transition to 100% renewable energy is possible across the electricity, heat, transport and desalination sectors by 2050, and it can be done for cheaper than the current global energy system, a new study claims.

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Watch a Tesla with bulletproof armor getting shot

Electric vehicles, especially Tesla vehicles, are not being left out when it comes to armored vehicles and we are now seeing a new bulletproof Tesla Model S getting tested by getting shot with a handgun. more…


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This Automotive Reviewer Got Almost $6,000 Off A New Tesla Model 3

It turns out Tesla does offer occasional discounts.

The guys over at The Fast Lane Car decided it was time to invest in a Tesla Model 3. Being that the Standard Range $35,000 variant became available, they were pretty excited to be able to get one for much less than previously anticipated. However, when they contacted Tesla to move the deal forward, the salesperson offered a 2018 Mid Range Model 3 that was in inventory. Tesla seemed to be willing to part with the car for right around the same price as a new Standard Range Model 3. What a great deal, right?

As the conversation continued, the prospect of a discounted 2018 Long Range AWD came into play. Since The Fast Lane Car is situated in Colorado, all-wheel drive makes sense for sure. However, there was no way this car was going to go out the door for $35,000. Still, Tesla was willing to make a deal since it was a 2018 inventory car.

In the end, the transaction went through at nearly $6,000 off. Since the plan was to only spend about $35,000, The Fast Lane Car had to trade in its Subaru Outback to help with the transaction. Fortunately, the publication had already exhausted its long-term review of the vehicle, so it wasn’t really needed anymore anyhow.

Should they have gone with the Mid Range Model 3 for around $35,000? Was the end result a good deal overall? Have you received a special offer on a Tesla vehicle? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Chris Hoy Drives Formula E Demo Car In Rome

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy drove an ABB FIA Formula E Gen2 demonstration car at this weekend’s race in Rome.

Hoy, who raced at Le Mans in 2016 in the LMP2 class, has returned to national racing in recent years and is competing in five of the Caterham 420R UK championship’s seven rounds in 2019.

He finished sixth and eighth in the two races that took place at Silverstone last weekend after crashing in testing ahead of the event.

“Next week I’m going out to Rome to get a shot of a Formula E race car, to see what that’s like on the track there; not racing obviously but just having a go,” Hoy told Motorsport.com.

“I’m doing most of the [Caterham 420R] season, apart from just two rounds. [I’ve] done it for the last two years, just a couple of races each season so I’ll try to do more of it this year.

“The bottom line is it’s a lot of fun. All motorsport’s fun but I think there’s something special about the Caterham championships, the community feel, the fact the cars are all even so it’s a level playing field.

“And the racing is so tight; [when] I was eighth, I was 1.1 seconds off the lead after half an hour of racing! I love it and it’s been a great opportunity Caterham have given me so I’m taking it with both hands.”

Hoy also explained that he plans to make further motorsport appearances in 2019 in addition to his Caterham outings.

“I’ve got quite a few [plans for the year] actually,” he said, “lots of ducking in and out of championships; doing one drive in a championship.

“Hopefully soon I’ll be able to announce some of the other things I’m doing which are quite exciting. In terms of racing there’s some quite cool stuff coming up.”

Hoy’s presence at the Rome FE event follows Team Sky rider Gianni Moscon appearing at the inaugural event last year.

Although Moscon did not drive FE’s Gen1 demo car, he did race against it on his bike as part of a tie-up with the 2018 Giro d’Italia cycling race. The FE demo car was driven by former Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella.

Another promotional activity for this year’s Rome round includes FE drivers Felipe Massa, Edoardo Mortara, Jean-Eric Vergne, Sam Bird, Robin Frijns, Stoffel Vandoorne, Gary Paffett, Pascal Wehrlein, Oliver Turvey, Tom Dillmann, Oliver Rowland and Alex Lynn playing football against an AS Roma legends team led by the club’s famous former player Francesco Totti.


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EV Startup WM Motors Reports Strong Q1 Electric Car Sales

Newcomer already sees strong EV sales.

Chinese EV startup WM Motor announced via its official WeChat account that it delivered a total of 4,085 vehicles in the first quarter, ranking No.1 in terms of startup’s Q1 deliveries. Monthly deliveries in January, February and March reached 1,864 units, 584 units and 1,637 units respectively.

The startup said it is ambitious to hand over 100,000 vehicles in 2019, while only 4.1% of the sales target has been completed during the first three months of the year.

Besides, WM Motor stated that it has initiated the car delivery in 29 cities across China and established cooperation with 50 partners of intelligent mobility.

During the first quarter, the startup offered 1,907,398 kWh of charging capacity, which can serve 14,515,299-km driving range, equivalent of orbiting the earth 362 times. What an interesting calculation!

NIO, one of WM Motor’s major competitors in China, delivered 3989 ES8s from January to March, facing a plunge of around 50% compared with 7,980 units delivered in the previous quarter. The respective ES8 deliveries in the first three months were 1,805 units, 811 units and 1,373 units.

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) wholesale volume in the first quarter totaled around 254,000 units, skyrocketing 117.8% year on year.

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Tesla’s Sentry Mode helps catch a politician in hit-and-run

Tesla’s Sentry Mode is rapidly proving to be one of the most useful new over-the-air features that Tesla has pushed to its fleet.

In its latest accomplishment, Sentry Mode helped catch a politician who commit a hit-and-run. more…


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Emflux One electric motorcycle could be the next affordable electric sportbike at $9,000

Emflux’s first electric motorcycle has been under development for the past two years. Now we’re getting a look at the prototype, which could become one of the next top contenders for affordable electric motorcycles.

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Audi unveils AI:ME electric mobility concept vehicle

Audi has unveiled AI:ME, a new electric mobility concept vehicle with level 4 autonomous driving abilities and retractable controls.

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WORX electric outdoor tools 20% off highlight today’s best Green Deals

eBay has a new coupon going today which takes 20% off Sun Joe and WORX electric outdoor tools. Simply apply promo code JOE4WORX at checkout on orders over $25 to lock-in your savings. There are a number of top picks available on this landing page, but our headliner is the WORX WG774 56V 20-inch Electric Lawn Mower for $319.92 shipped in open-box condition. As a comparison, it typically sells for $450 at Amazon and other retailers. This model sports a 20-inch cutting deck and ships with a 56V battery. Features include a steel-cutting deck, support for up to 9,400-sq. feet of mowing at a time, and a fully-collapsible design. The entire WORX lineup has excellent ratings. Head below for more deals.

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