Brammo  Enertia Hong Kong Police

 

 

 

Make Model.

Brammo Enertia Hong Kong Police

Year

2012
Motor High output sealed brushless permanent magnet AC
Battery Brammo Power™ Lithium-Ion NCM
Battery  Pack Capacity 6.2 kWh (nominal)
Battery  Pack Voltage 88.8 V (nominal)
Recharge Time 2Approximately 7.5 hours from 0% SOC
Battery Life 1,500 cycles to 80% initial capacity
Starting Electric

Max Power

13 kW / 17 hp @ 4500 rpm

Max Torque

40 Nm / 4.08 kgf-m / 29.5 ft.lb @ 0 - 1450 rpm
Clutch Clutchless
Transmission Continuous
Frame Lightweight extruded and welded aluminum - serves as a battery tray

Front Suspension

Marzocchi Shiver hydraulic USD with compression damping adjustment.

Front Wheel Travel

127.5 mm / 5.0:

Rear Suspension

Works Performance hydraulic with pre-load and rebound damping adjustment.

Rear Wheel Travel

127.5 mm / 5.0:

Front Brakes

Brembo hydraulic

Rear Brakes

Brembo hydraulic

Front Wheel

2.50 x 18" Cast aluminum

Rear Wheel

3.5 x 17" Cast aluminium

Dimensions

Length: 2070 mm / 81.5"

Width:     840 mm / 33.0"

Seat Height 810 mm / 32.0"

Weight

150 kg / 330 lbs

GVWR

272 kg / 600 lbs
Regenerative Braking Under deceleration, energy is returned to the battery system to both extend driving range and provide familiar rider feedback.
Driving Range City: 80 miles/ 129* km
Highway: (@55mph/88km/h): 45 miles/ 72 km**
Combined: 57.6 miles/ 93 km***
*SAE City Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles (variable speed, 19 mph / 30km/h average)
**SAE Highway / Constant Speed Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles (55 mph / 88 km/h sustained)
*** SAE Highway Commuting Cycle (.5 City weighting, .5 Highway weighting)
Top Speed 95 km/h / 60 mph

With the recent worldwide economic collapse, governments across the planet are looking to cut back on expenses, while at the same time going green. Hong Kong’s police department, among other government agencies, is making the switch from gas-powered motorcycles to Brammo electric motorcycles.You’ll Never Hear Them Coming

The announcement follows a year-long trial that saw Brammo electric bikes hit the streets of Hong Kong. This is a big boon to both Brammo and electric motorcycle advocates, who insist that electric motorcycles high-cost is more than offset in fuel and maintenance savings. The Hong Kong Police Force currently employs a wide variety of vehicles, from Mercedes Sprinter vans to the Toyota Prius.

The deal with Brammo pledges to replace all the petrol motorcycles employed by the Hong Kong PF with Brammo Enertia Plus LE (Law Enforcement) models. The Enertia Plus model offers up to 80 miles of range, and the LE model has special equipment for law enforcement professionals. In addition, Hong Kong will also purchase Enertia Plus models for use by the Water Department.

Ashland, Oregon-based Brammo eventually expects 25% of their business to come from fleet orders like this, and many municipalities are considering electric vehicles as a way to offset increasing fuel costs. Hong Kong’s experiment with Brammo electric motorcycles could go a long way towards convincing other governments across the planet to go electric.

While there are no figures on how much money or fuel this switch will save, I imagine that in the long run you’re talking about hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in savings. I am glad to see Brammo making progress like this, and it certainly bodes well for their future.

Source: Marketwatch