Zero Race, an around-the-world-in-80-days endeavor, traveled through Brammo’s home town of Ashland, Oregon, on Sunday, November 14. The race describes itself as:
THE COMPETITION OF FUTURE VEHICLES
This is not a race about speed. This is a race to make the planet greener and a better place to live for future generations. This is a race to make small, efficient vehicles popular. The team with the smartest, most efficient, most reliable, most usable and most popular concept will be the winner.
Wayne Buck, a Project Engineer at Brammo, wrote about Zero Race’s trek through the Rogue Valley:
What a cool weekend! Brammo’s Enertia had the privilege of providing escort to the “ZERO EMISSIONS RACE” on days 48 and 49 of their attempt the go around the world in 80 days.
We participated in the welcome event at the sports park on Highway 99 Sunday evening. It was attended by enthusiasts, media, Medford City officials and numerous organizations including the Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition.
Monday morning I escorted the Australian 3 wheeled entry from its charging location in Phoenix to the Ashland Plaza where Ashland’s Mayor, supporters and a fourth grade class of students gave the racers a warm welcome. Although the rigors of the journey where weighing heavy on the team they were very gracious to everyone and very generous with their smiles.
Each team is awarded points for various competitions that take place at each stop on their route. Sunday evening, they turned their vehicles off and had a race, pushing them to determine which was lighter. Monday morning the grade school kids were asked to stand by the one they thought looked the best.
The Australian team was the first team ready to leave Ashland so I escorted them to I-5 and wished them happy trails.
You can find more information on the race at http://zero-race.com/en/ , can give them a “like” on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. Or, if you live in Sacramento, California, they just happen to be there today, according to their “Where are they now?” page.