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Weber Shandwick Named Agency of Record for Brammo

Because this blog is about all-things-brammo, this announcement came in today, amidst all the Good Morning America, Fox Business News, and TTXGP information.  It’s a busy Brammoday.

Weber Shandwick Named Agency of Record for Brammo, Manufacturer of Plug-In Electric Motorcycles

SEATTLE, June 8 /PRNewswire/ — Weber Shandwick has been named public relations agency of record for Brammo, a manufacturer of plug-in electric motorcycles. Brammo is launching its first model, the Enertia, which goes on sale at Best Buy in the Portland market in early July.

The Ashland, Oregon-based company selected Weber Shandwick for its deep experience in the fields of “clean technology,” transportation and consumer marketing. Brammo is ramping up production of the Enertia, an urban commuter bike that exceeds speeds of 50mph and can travel 45-plus miles on a single three-hour charge. At roughly $.32 per fill-up and under one-cent per mile, the Enertia is positioned to be the green alternative for the new urban consumer.

“The Brammo team is really excited about this new partnership,” said Brammo CEO Craig Bramschercabphoto (Twitter: @brammocraig). “We have a great story to tell, and Weber Shandwick’s experience in consumer cleantech and strong media contacts worldwide will be of great help.”

“Weber Shandwick looks to work with the most innovative leaders in sustainable technology, and we look forward to partnering with Brammo to build awareness and drive sales of its plug-in motorcycles,” remarked William BrentWEBbrentfinal_bigger (Twitter: @mrcleantech), senior vice president at Weber Shandwick and head of the agency’s Cleantech practice.

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 markets around the world. The firm’s reputation is built on its deep commitment to client service, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates — engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, corporate/financial and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News in 2008. The firm also won the United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations an unprecedented three times. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit

About Brammo

Brammo ( is a premier specialty vehicle manufacturer developing sustainable performance products for the next generation of transportation. Through integration of digital engineering and high impact design, Brammo transforms ideas into compelling products. Located in Ashland, Oregon the company was founded in 2002 and is privately held.

    Jennifer Norton
    Weber Shandwick

SOURCE Weber Shandwick


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TTXGP and Brammo et al., on Youtube

Great overview of TTXGP from jromeke’s youtube page.  Interviews with Brammo’s team leader (Brian Wisman) and also rider (Roy Richardson) are included, at no extra charge!

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Pretty picture from IOM

A new article in the TTXGP Blog announcing that the Indian ambassador has accepted an invitation to attend the race.  That’s great to hear, but HEY LOOK AT THAT!ttrtrial

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TTXGP: The eGrandPrix | TTXGP eGrandPrix America. July 24th – July 26th 2009

I spoke too soon.  Breaking Brammonews:

TTXGP eGrandPrix America. July 24th – July 26th 2009

The TTXGP eGrandPrix is to launch zero-carbon motorcycle racing into the USA with an exhibition appearance at the annual American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days festival at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days

The TTXGP eGrandPrix has already taken the step of setting up a US office ahead of its first appearance in America. The US office will work to develop the eGrandPrix in US markets by promoting eGrandPrix events and building relationships with teams, riders and sponsors.

Jeremy Burne, an expert in developing transatlantic ties for businesses within the automotive and motorsport industries, will be heading up the US eGrandPrix office.

Mission, Brammo and Electric Motorsport have agreed to come and we are extending the invitations to the world through

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days takes place from July 24 to July 26, 2009. It is expected that up to 80,000 visitors, including numerous high-profile celebrities, will attend the event, which is billed as America’s grandest celebration of motorcycling heritage. The weekend is loaded with highlights, including road, motocross and hare scramble races, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, bike shows, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals that feature both marque and regional clubs.

Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO, said: “We’re pleased to welcome the TTXGP eGrandPrix to America. This year, as the AMA celebrates its 85 years of two-wheeled history, we thought it only fitting to also offer a glimpse into what the next 85 years of motorcycling may bring. The AMA eGrand Prix Introduction showcases the sharpened point of the latest cutting-edge technology alongside a full slate of vintage racing, and we’re excited for fans to see the future up close and personal.”

Tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can be purchased at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at or by phone at 001 800 MID-OHIO.

via TTXGP: The eGrandPrix | TTXGP eGrandPrix America. July 24th – July 26th 2009.

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Road Racer X article "Road to Ashland"

A decent article by RRX’s Mark Gardiner chronicles the story of how Craig Bramscher, CEO of Brammo, came to Ashland, Oregon to build a supercar, and ended up with a vision about an entirely different kind of vehicle.

This article appeared on May 14, 2009, and it included a photo of Bramscher sitting calmly at his desk.

Some of the more obsessive readers of this article found that they could zoom in on the monitor on Bramscher’s desk and examine a picture of the Enertia TTR “with warpaint” which is currently being prepared for the TTXGP race. By May 17, 2009, the story of the picture appeared in Autobloggreen, a blog covering alternative fuel vehicles.

According to the countdown clock on Brammo’s and TTXGP’s sites, about 22 days remain before this modified commuter cycle faces stiff competition in the 37 mile race on this small island between England and Ireland. Let’s

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So much happening in the Brammosphere!

Where to begin? This is an exciting time to be following the EV industry.

Perhaps the most exciting product right now is the Brammo Enertia Plug-in Electric Motorcycle.

This electric motorcycle will soon be making its appearance at select Best Buy stores on the West Coast.
As Brammo prepares for this release, it is also preparing a racing prototype of the Enertia which will appear in the TTXGP, The Worlds First Zero Carbon, Clean Emission Grand Prix, which will be held next month on the Isle of Man.

The purpose of this blog is to follow the news of this bike as it continues to make history.