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November 27, 2015 5:24 AM ET


Company Overview of Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

Company Overview

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. manufactures electric motorcycles. The company offers street, dirt, and dual sport motorcycles; and accessories, apparel, fairings and bodywork, parts, tires and wheels, and upgrades. It offers its products online and through dealers. Zero Motorcycles, Inc. was formerly known as Electricross, Inc. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Scotts Valley, California.

380 El Pueblo Road

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

United States

Founded in 2006





Key Executives for Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 44
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director of Europe
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. Key Developments

Zero Motorcycles Launches Expanded 2016 Line of Electric Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles unveiled their complete line of 2016 motorcycles. Following a record year in 2015, the manufacturer promises to inspire an even broader range of riders with two new models, an innovative new motor design, faster charging and advanced lithium-ion cell chemistry powering a high battery capacity and efficiency to date. Zero delivers even greater value by lowering the price on two base models while adding more features and performance throughout. The 2016 announcement began with the introduction of two new motorcycles, bringing Zero's offering to six distinct models. The supermoto-inspired Zero FXS promises to turn mundane city streets into an urban playground. It features 70 ft-lb of torque, weighs less than 300 pounds and boasts components specifically tailored to provide exceptional control and responsiveness on the street. Adventure riders demanding maximum performance will enjoy the new Zero DSR. With 106 ft-lb of torque, the versatile dual sport is quick on the pavement and demonstrates greater prowess on dirt roads and trails. Zero Motorcycles delivers the speed and convenience of Level 2 charging. With the new Charge Tank accessory, riders will be able to take advantage of the rapidly expanding network of public charging stations and charge three times faster. The Charge Tank works on the popular J1772 standard and effectively recharges a Zero in two to three hours.

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. announced two additions to the company's executive team. Dennis Gore joins Zero as the vice president of product development, while John Zukoff becomes the vice president of quality. The two senior management roles are newly created, and the pair are based in Zero's Scotts Valley, California, headquarters. As the VP of product development, Dennis Gore brings a hands-on approach to managing the company’s engineering functions and future product projects. He has a strong background in the automotive industry, having held strategic positions with Chery Automobile, Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi. Gore places particular emphasis upon understanding customer expectations and market requirements, which informs the entire product development cycle. John Zukoff, VP of quality, is responsible for developing and enforcing processes to ensure consistent quality from the earliest stages of product development through final motorcycle production with the clear goal of exceeding the expectations of Zero dealers and riders worldwide. Zukoff has experience in leading quality programs with General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Tesla Motors.

Curt Sacks Joins Zero Motorcycles, Inc. as CFO

Zero Motorcycles announced that Curt Sacks has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Sacks brings over 20 years of progressive financial and management experience with both private and public companies. His primary responsibilities with Zero will be to build and lead a world class Finance and Administration team. Sacks had previously served as CFO for GigOptix Inc. and Endwave Corporation. He will be based from Zero's headquarters near Santa Cruz, California and reports to Zero Motorcycles CEO, Richard Walker.

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