HONG KONG, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced it has signed its first eastern Asia distributor, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. (YHT), based inHong Kong. In celebration of the occasion, Zero Motorcycles representatives were in Hong Kong presenting the Hong Kong government with 59 MY 2012 Zero S motorcycles as part of Zero's single largest fleet sale to date. The majority of the units will be provided to the Hong Kong Police Department for patrolling and special event purposes with a small allocation of the police motorcycles going to the Hong Kong Airport Police for traffic enforcement. The Hong Kong Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department will be using select motorcycles at country parks. The Transport Department will be using a selected number of motorcycles to conduct motorcycle rider examinations, and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will be using their Zero S motorcycles for general transportation throughout Hong Kong supporting public parks. All 59 motorcycles were purchased by the Hong Kong government through YHT. Zero Motorcycles participated in an open RFP process and was awarded the contract based on meeting criteria in regards to performance, reliability, after sales commitments and the low cost of operation of the Zero S motorcycle.
"This is an incredible new relationship that has been forged between YHT, the Hong Kong government and Zero Motorcycles. Our international authority fleet programs continue to be one of our most successful channels for distribution and we look forward to working with the Hong Kong government on current and future programs," saidJohn Lloyd, Vice President, Global Sales, Zero Motorcycles. "We couldn't put this program together without YHT. They are an invaluable new partner for Zero. It's our intention to keep securing strong partnerships like YHT in Asiaas it's one of the fastest growing e-markets in the world."
"We are glad to see the Hong Kong Government's order become the largest order in Asia. Deploying electric vehicles like the Zero S helps reduce Hong Kong's carbon footprint. We are very passionate about contributing to environmental protection," says Ophelia Lin, General Manager, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. "To introduce Zero to Hong Kong means a small but impactful contribution in the long term."
Leading up to a highly visible Zero launching ceremony, representatives from Zero held a training session with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), and conducted rider training for government riders preparing to take part in using their MY 2012 Zero S motorcycles within their particular venues.
The launching ceremony took place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Hong Kong Science Park at the Atrium Link. Guest speakers included:
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