Electrifying Incentives: Zero Motorcycles Offers Cash for Carbon

Zero Motorcycles, one of the foremost e-moto manufacturers, is bringing back their Cash for Carbon incentive program. Through August 15, 2020, buyers can trade in a gas motorcycle and receive a $1,500 bonus when purchasing a new Zero motorbike. 

If that sparks your interest, you should also note that Uncle Sam is on the electric bandwagon and an E-motorcycle Federal Tax Credit was signed into law in late 2019. The tax credit covers up to 10% of the e-motorcycle’s value up to $2,500 and it retroactively applies to new e-motorcycles purchased in 2018 and 2019, as well as all of 2020. You can also take advantage of a 30% tax credit (up to $1,000) for electric motorcycle chargers. 


The Cash for Carbon program applies to new SR/F and SR/S models, which are Zero’s premium offerings featuring 110 horsepower and 140 foot-pounds of torque. The SR/F is capable of a 200-mile range when equipped with a Power Tank and each model can charge through any wall socket or at most public EV chargers. 

The only bummer about the Cash for Carbon incentive is that it doesn’t apply to Zero’s super-sharp adventure offering, the DSR Black Forest Edition. The DSR/BF was a big success overseas and is rolling out in the U.S. for the first time this year with lockable cases, accessory bars, and several other adv-orientated features. I’m not quite ready to trade my BMW in for one, even with a $1,500 incentive. But I sure look forward to getting my hands on one for a silent test drive in the dirt sometime soon.


Photo Credit: Zero Motorcycles

Motorcycle Industry News by Eva Rupert. Follow Eva @augusteva.

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