New App Allows Zero Motorcycle Owners To Monitor Their Carbon Footprints

Written By: Thatcher Michelsen March 8, 2013 0
Zero Motorcycles recently released a smartphone application that allows owners to track their energy consumption.
Zero Motorcycles recently released a smartphone application that allows owners to track their energy consumption.

On February 19, Zero Motorcycles announced the release of a brand new application, available on both the iPhone and Android platforms, that will let owners of their electric vehicles get a glimpse into how they are using power and saving the planet.

Zero Motorcycles is the leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles in the world, offering models both for everyday citizens looking for an eco-friendly thrill and for police forces in cities that are making a concerted effort to go green, like London.

The application the company has created allows owners of Zero bikes to monitor their vehicle's every move, including the remaining charge, the engine temperature and torque. However, its most interesting feature shows the user a side-by-side comparison of how much gasoline they would have used during their trips were they riding a traditional hog.

And with the company's latest models, that comparison should prove to be shocking – Zero Motorcycles' 2013 lineup improved upon the previous year's power and maximum travel distance by nearly double, according to green industry news source EarthTechling.

Though this is clearly the most important aspect of the app, the vice president of Zero Motorcycles, Scot Harden, added that its customizable display and revolutionary concept will be the true draw for consumers.

"The Zero Motorcycles app marks the first time in history that a production motorcycle's top speed, torque and regenerative braking can be easily adjusted by an owner in seconds. Not only is it fun, it also results in a riding experience that is truly customized to meet the unique needs of every individual," Harden said in a press release.

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