Futurecars.com just named its Top 5 Future Cars of 2009, and # 5 is not a car at all, but rather a very familiar looking motorcycle:
#5 – Alt-Fuel Motorcycle: The Brammo Enertia won this category almost hands-down. Not only is it available right now, but it’s being distributed through Best Buy throughout North America, making this motorcycle one of the most available alt-fuel bikes in the world. A year ago, no one knew who Brammo Motorworks was, now they’re becoming a household name and synonymous with “electric motorcycle” in the U.S.
The Oregon company has definitely come a long way in only a year and has a bright future ahead.
Congratulations, Brammo. That makes TWO Major Awards in one week. First, the WooWoo for “Best Shiny Thing” and now this. What’s next? An Oscar for Coolest Electric Motorcycle in a movie? Of course, you’d have to be in a movie to get that award. And you’d probably have to know a movie star or two.
In news related to stardom, I want to announce that Brammofan (a/k/a Harry Mallin a/k/a eMotoRules) will be appearing along with John Adamo (a/k/a skadamo a/k/a Plugbike) on this weekend’s EVCast with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield (a/k/a aminorjourney) . Maybe I’ll divulge a bit more about Enertia’s imminent rise to stardom during the podcast (11:00am on Saturday), if given half a chance.