Electric motorcycles will be used in fully electric motorcades to escort delegates from the international community attending the annual G20 summit.
The G20 is a global forum that includes 19 countries and the European Union, together representing the world’s 20 largest economies.
The main objectives of the G20 Summit are to address issues in the global economy, including financial stability, climate change and global sustainability.
This year, the G20 summit is being held in Bali, Indonesia, where President Joko Widodo has called for 100% of government transport used at the event to be electric vehicles.
Ahead of the event, California-based company Zero Motorcycles announced that it had provided a fleet of nearly 300 electric motorcycles to the Indonesian National Police and the National Armed Forces.
According to CEO Harun Sjech of PT, Elektrick Motoriz Global, the Indonesian importer Zero:
Achieving the ambitious zero emissions goals set by President Joko Widodo was made possible through the excellent partnership with Zero Motorcycles and the Indonesian government, two organizations highly motivated to be leaders in the transition from fossil fuels. We are extremely proud to have delivered all of these motorcycles and look forward to strengthening our relationship with Zero and the Indonesian government.
The fleet of nearly 300 motorcycles provided by Zero is primarily comprised of the Zero DSRP (Police) model, which is available exclusively to global fleet operators and authority forces.
The large Zero delivery also includes SR/S and SR/F models which had been modified for tactical use by the Indonesian security apparatus.
As CEO of Zero Motorcycles, Sam Paschel added:
We commend President Widodo and the entire Indonesian government for their clear vision, admirable climate leadership goals, and the speed with which they sought to equip and train their staff for the G20 summit. The G20 is a hugely important platform and being able to provide a large fleet of reliable electric motorcycles for the event is a credit to our incredible team and a benefit to the whole world.
Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica also recently announced that it received an order for 88 Energica EsseEsse9+ electric motorcycles from the Indonesian National Police ahead of the G20 summit.
Energica CEO Livia Cevolini highlighted the importance of electric motorcycles leading the charge, saying:
When G20 delegates arrive in Bali, they will be met and escorted by a security guard on Energica bikes. This means their first experience will be seeing high-performance, zero-emission vehicles in action. I hope this experience will stay with every delegate throughout the summit and in all discussions on climate change and transportation.
Electric motorcycles equipped for police use at world summits are a growing trend. The COP26 summit used a fleet of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles for official police patrol purposes.
Outside of flashy tops, electric motorcycles are finding refuge in a growing number of police departments and military units.
US police departments have turned to Zero Motorcycles for years, though low-cost electric motorcycles are also in turn in the police spotlight.
In some cases, US police departments have turned to high-powered e-bikes that border on the performance of e-motorcycles.
Even conventional low-power e-bikes have proven popular with a growing number of police departments looking to supplement their patrol cars with lighter electric two-wheelers that can get deeper into city lanes, community parks and other areas normally off-limits to large police. Vehicles.
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