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Sci-Tech: The Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle

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Sci-Tech: The Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle

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Mark Licea gets a hands-on look at Brammo's Enertia electric motorcycle.

[ music ] ^M00:00:06 [ background music ] >> The Inertia is our first electric vehicle product. It's designed for the urban and suburban commuter, so it's got a 45 mile range. And you can charge it up in about, a little under four hours. So it makes it quite easy to plug in anywhere you can plug in a laptop. And then it is a 45 mile range overall. From an economic efficiency, you can drive 15,000 miles for about 80 dollars. It is made from recyclable materials. All the plastics are recycled materials, so there's a whole bunch of polypropylene and plastic bottles, and recycled carpet in the bike. >> Can you talk a little bit about the simplicity of this bike in comparison with your average fuel burning motorcycle? >> We knew that it was gonna have no clutch and no gears, so it would be just naturally easy to ride. But you just get on this, turn it on, and you ride. >> There's no clutch, so I didn't have to worry about a clutch. It was all, it's all here, so your wrist movements, as long as you have a good wrist, you can speed up pretty fast. It felt really light. Like I own a Vespa, and my Vespa I struggle with sometimes. I didn't smell as much junk in the air because it's electric, right? >> How's the sound? >> The sound, it was just very light whizzing. Like when you're going very slow you hear nothing. As you speed up you hear a little whiz. I went on the Westside highway a little bit, I sped up a bit. Everything about it was just easy, that's the best way to describe it, easy. >> You can actually order them now at bramo.com. It's 11,995 is the retail. It is getting 10-percent tax credit at the federal level. >> And now I think it's time to test out the e-bike for myself, like a real man. ^M00:01:43 [ engine sound ] [ music ]

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