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Wednesday 22 June 2022


Vancouver based Damon Motors is showcasing its HyperDrive and HyperSport EV platforms at Petersen Automotive Museum's "Electric Revolutionaries" exhibit.

Quebec, Canada based Taiga has released its 'Nomad' first electric snowmobiles to reservation holders - "marking the new era for powersports." It's a plan first hatched in 2015 that has involved developing "the world's first performance-focused, fully electric off-road powertrain matched perfectly to the snowmobile application, providing clean power for vehicles traversing the world's harshest conditions."

Scotts Valley, California based electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has reorganized its customer service and contact points "across all channels" - managing them under a new Customer Experience (CX) department - in a bid to "provide the best and most robust dealer, rider and owner support in the industry."

Eugene, Oregon based Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) - "makers of rightsized, outrageously fun, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff" - has seen its vehicles reclassified as autocycles by the State of Maryland, meaning buyers will no longer need to have a motorcycle endorsement. The change is part of 'Clean Cars Act' that legislates for a range of benefits to promote electrification of transport solutions and brings Maryland in line with other states that do not require a motorcycle license (or helmet) to operate an autocycle such as those built by Arcimoto.

Vancouver based Damon Motors has earned a Consumer Solutions - Sports and Recreation category Gold Award in the 2022 Edison Best New Product Awards for its flagship HyperSport electric sports performance motorcycle. Described as the industry's "smartest, safest, all-electric sport bike, it boasts well over 200 hp and 200 Nm of torque delivered at zero rpm, a top speed of 200 mph, and a range of more than 200 highway miles per charge." Features include its CoPilot advanced collision avoidance warning system and Shift sport to commuter riding position transformation modes.

Quebec, Canada based Taiga Motors - the electric snowmobile and PWC manufacturer - has been recognized for its electric powertrain with a Fast Company award - being named the overall North American winner in the 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards: "a designation that honors the innovative ways companies are tackling society's most pressing challenges."

Sources: AMD, IDN, FT, Reuters, PSB, MPN, BDN, MCN, AP, Bloomberg, MSNW, Electrek,,,, Cycle World,