Electric Motorcycle Execs Ride To Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Oregon company that makes electric motorcycles thinks it has a home-grown solution to the nation's energy woes. To prove it, the company has sent two riders from Detroit to Washington, recreating the trip of auto company CEOs looking for government help.

Brammo Inc., of Ashland, Ore., makes the all-electric Enertia, which sells for $12,000. The company's chief engineer and an advertising executive rode nearly 600 miles from Detroit in 45-mile increments -- the distance the bike can travel on one charge. But the trip took 10 days, in part because the riders stopped frequently to charge up and meet with the public and news media.

The men are meeting with lawmakers Tuesday and hope to meet with the Obama administration to explain electric motorcycles' benefits for commuters.

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