Brammo signs deal with Hong Kong gov't.

Not quite the sort of vehicle we'd expect to see a municipal works department using, but things are different in Hong Kong.

Electric bike builder Brammo is on a roll.

First, they sourced $28 million in funding last week, in a deal that included an agreement with Polaris. Now, they’ve signed another important deal, this time with the government of Hong Kong.

The deal will see Brammo provide Hong Kong with electric motorcycles to replace their government’s aging gas-powered fleet of two-wheelers. The Water Department will be getting Enertia Plus motorcycles, and the Police will be getting Enertia Plus LE bikes from Brammo for traffic duties. It’s not entirely clear, but it seems other departments will be getting Brammos as well.

Of course, this is a big deal for a small company like Brammo, but it could also be a sign of things to come in the motorcycle industry; the electric motorcycle’s limited range isn’t a big problem in an urban centre like Hong Kong, and China is moving away from gas-powered bikes, in an effort to combat pollution in its city centres. Could the move towards battery bikes start in the mega-cities of Asia?

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