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Hong Kong Government to use electric motorcycles on fleet

At a special launch ceremony, the government was provided with 59 Zero S motorcycles, forming Zero's single largest fleet sale to date.

The majority of the units will be provided to the Hong Kong Police Department for patrolling and special event purposes with a small allocation of the police motorcycles going to the Hong Kong Airport Police for traffic enforcement.

In addition, the Hong Kong Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department will be using select motorcycles at country parks. The Transport Department will be using a selected number of motorcycles to conduct motorcycle rider examinations, and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will be using their Zero S motorcycles for general transportation throughout Hong Kong supporting public parks.

The contract follows an open RFP process, with Zero Motorcycles winning the contract based on meeting criteria in regards to performance, reliability, after sales commitments and the low cost of operation of the Zero S motorcycle.

‘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.

All 59 motorcycles are based on Zero's 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.

Prior to the motorbikes’ delivery, representatives from Zero held a training session with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and conducted rider training for government riders within their particular venues. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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