Zero Motorcycles has announced the brief return of its most successful incentive program, Cash for Carbon. The recent surge in powersports participation has created a flood of new and returning motorcyclists in search of adventure, while the recent gasoline shortages have exacerbated the shortage of motorcycles as riders flock to more fuel-efficient modes of transportation. As a result, Zero Motorcycles is proud to make the transformational riding experience of an electric motorcycle more attainable than ever with its 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 model 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, they 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, in the announcement. “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.”
The SR/S was released as a new model in February 2020 and joins the SR/F as the company’s two most powerful and premium offerings. The effortlessly powerful motorcycles are driven by Zero's proprietary powertrain that produces 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. 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.
Powersports Business has reported in the past a partnership created between Zero and Polaris to create an electric vehicle fleet in the future.