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Electric Motorcycle Races By Competition At America’s Mountain

Hollywood Electrics, Jeff Clark and Zero Motorcycles Set Records at 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

 
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Jeff Clark #777 at PPIHC
Jeff Clark #777 at PPIHC
PRLog - Jul. 2, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood Electrics, Jeff Clark and Zero Motorcycles, leaders in all-electric motorcycles, made history on June 29, 2014, at the 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). Electric vehicles won section and overall times across multiple major classes. Jeff Clark, #777, rode a 2013 Zero FX as the fastest electric motorcycle up the mountain. He is the first person to break the 12-minute barrier (11:59) on a production electric motorcycle. Jeff Clark and Hollywood Electrics are the first two-time winners on electric motorcycles at PPIHC.

Perhaps the most impressive stat is Jeff Clark’s Section 1 time (2:06), which bested all exhibition motorcycles- gas and electric- including Guy Martin, winner of the Exhibition Powersports Division.

“We’ve shown that it won’t be long before the top riders in all classes at Pikes Peak will be on electric,” said Harlan Flagg, Founder of Hollywood Electrics. “There is no faster bike off-the-line than an electric motorcycle. We’re really excited to prove our tuning abilities on Zero Motorcycles up the mountain, besting all the prototype bikes and the talented engineers behind those.”

“Congratulations to Jeff Clark and Hollywood Electrics on a monumental victory. To break the 12-minute mark on such a challenging course is truly remarkable,” said Richard Walker, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. "It shows what electric motorcycle technology and entrepreneurial spirit can accomplish, and we are proud to be with them at the forefront.”

Asked about how the race went, Jeff Clark said, “I had a couple of close calls, but at the end of the day bested my time from last year. So proud to be the fastest electric bike up America’s Mountain. Thanks to my crew and my sponsors, without whom I couldn’t have done it.”

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which began in 1916, is the second oldest motorsports race in America and a long-standing tradition in the Colorado Springs region. The race takes place on a 12.42 mile course beginning at 9,390 feet with 156 turns and ending at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak, also known as “America’s Mountain”.

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is growing rapidly with worldwide sales of high-end electric motorcycles expected to increase to 25,000 in 2018, a rise of 555% over 4 years, according to Navigant Research. Harley-Davidson announced its LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype in June 2014, joining the already established brands Zero Motorcycles and Brammo. Meanwhile, Tesla Motors continues its leadership in the electric vehicle industry, with a market capitalization of almost $30 billion.

Hollywood Electrics is the world’s leading retailer of electric motorcycles. With the largest selection of electric two-wheeled vehicles in the world, Hollywood Electrics offers a unique “Electric First” understanding of the industry. Hollywood Electrics is particularly known for Performance Kits for EVs. Founded in 2009, Hollywood Electrics is the #1 Zero Dealership worldwide.


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Last Updated:Jul 02, 2014
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