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Hong Kong officials will buy Brammo bikes

 Posted: 12:10 PM November 01, 2011

Electric motorcycle maker Brammo Inc. said today the Hong Kong government will replace its existing conventional fuel-burning motorcycles with Brammo's Enertia Plus motorcycles.

"This is a significant milestone in the adoption of electric vehicles by governments," Craig Bramscher, chief executive officer and founder of Ashland said in a statement. "We were confident that we would lead this change and we are delighted that we have started here in Hong Kong with some of the most EV-engaged leaders in the world."

Brammo said its first-in-class product was introduced to Hong Kong streets more than a year ago. Multiple Hong Kong departments evaluated electric bikes prior to announcing the switch.

Brammo Enertia Plus motorcycles will be driven year-round by engineers in the Water Supplies Department on journeys to service locations, while the Hong Kong Police Force will conduct traffic patrols on 2012 Enertia Plus LE bikes. The LE, or Law Enforcement, is equipped for patrol use. All vehicles will be supplied through Brammo's exclusive dealer in Hong Kong, JCAM Advanced Mobility Company Ltd.

"Hong Kong plays a unique role as a regional trendsetter and commercial hub, and the Hong Kong Police Force, in particular, enjoys a sterling international reputation," said Andrew Wylegala, Chief Commercial Consul of the American Consulate General in Hong Kong, in a statement. "So I am confident that this contract represents but the first of many future sales for Brammo and other U.S. electric vehicle manufacturers."

— Greg Stiles

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