“This is an incredible new relationship that has been forged between YHT, the Hong Kong government and Zero Motorcycles. Our international authority fleet programs continue to be one of our most successful channels for distribution and we look forward to working with the Hong Kong government on current and future programs,” said John Lloyd , Vice President, Global Sales, Zero Motorcycles.
“We couldn’t put this program together without YHT. They are an invaluable new partner for Zero. It’s our intention to keep securing strong partnerships like YHT in Asia as it’s one of the fastest growing e-markets in the world.”
The Hong Kong government will be using the Zero S motorcycle for a series of different activities, which includes: traffic enforcement and patrolling, special police events, marathon support, country park service and more. All 59 motorcycles are based on Zero’s highly popular 2012 MY Zero S. The Zero S has an approximate range of 89 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 88 miles per hour. The Police motorcycles have been up fitted with a series of components developed exclusively for traffic enforcement.
“We are glad to see the Hong Kong Government’s order become the largest order in Asia. Deploying electric vehicles like the Zero S helps reduce Hong Kong‘s carbon footprint. We are very passionate about contributing to environmental protection,” says Ophelia Lin , General Manager, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. “To introduce Zero to Hong Kong means a small but impactful contribution in the long term.”
Leading up to a highly visible Zero launching ceremony, representatives from Zero held a training session with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), and conducted rider training for government riders preparing to take part in using their MY 2012 Zero S motorcycles within their particular venues.
The launching ceremony took place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Hong Kong Science Park at the Atrium Link. Guest speakers included:
- Mr. Scott Shaw , Chief Commercial Consul, American Consulate General
- Mr. Edmond Ho , Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Mobile Sources), Environmental Protection Department
- Various governmental officials/representatives from the Hong Kong Police Department, EMSD, Fire Services and US Consulate staff
- Representatives from various commercial companies, driving schools and educational institutions
- Media outlets
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SOURCE: Zero Motorcycles