Jul 8, 2009 2:35 PM
When we think of a green revolution in transportation, what pops into mind? Roads and highways brimming with little electric cars zipping here and there? Fleets of black bicycles? Um, Segways? They all have their place, but, you know, coolness and energy independence don't have to be mutually exclusive concepts. The Enertia Electric Motrocycle from Brammo ($11,995, available for pre-order) might not be Brando cool, but then not smelling like gasoline all day more than makes up for that. A three-hour charge from a regular wall outlet will get you 45 miles on the Enertia, which has a top speed of 55 mph. It’s easy to operate—no shifting gears or popping the clutch—although steering would probably help. And with Wi-Fi, GPS, onboard web server, and customizable specs, the Enertia is also a big, geeky gadget on wheels. Most important thing: wear a cool jacket.