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Streetbike ‘set to double Zero sales’

Streetbike, Britain’s longest-running Zero dealership, is aiming to double its sales of the electric motorcycles in the UK next year. Buoyed by the recent announcement that the British government is finally allocating an OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) grant to electric motorcycles and scooters, the Halesowen dealer is expecting to see a lot more customers go electric in 2017.

“We’ve had lots of enquiries,” said sales manager Jason Brunt, “but people have held back because the grant hadn’t come in. We sold 24 new Zeros in 2016 up to November, and I’m expecting to sell 50 in 2017, though I’d like to sell 60-plus.”

Zero’s European HQ in Holland is applying for the OLEV grant, which gives a discount of 20% off the retail price of an electric motorcycle, up to a maximum of £1500 – a Zero S 9.8 (2016) would drop from £11,101 to £9601.

“There hasn’t been a dramatic response to the grant announcement,” added Brunt, “but with the 2017 models arriving early January and the grant kicking in, we’re expecting a whole new ball game from February/March.”

Streetbike, which has been a Zero dealer and service centre since 2012, has since been joined by three more UK outlets – Daytona Motorcycles in Ruislip, So Many Bikes in Oldham and 21st Moto in Swanley, Kent.

Pictured are Streetbike business manager Alex Hogg (left) and sales manager Jason Brunt

 

 

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