FirstEnergy Foundation Donates Electric Motorcycles
June 2020

The FirstEnergy Foundation in May donated two electric motorcycles to the Cleveland Metroparks Police Department, which makes the police department the first in its region to use electric motorcycles to patrol its more than 300 miles of trails.

Katherine Dolan, police chief at the 24,000-acre Cleveland Metroparks System in Northeast Ohio, said the motorcycles are a win-win for the parks and the environment – they reduce carbon emissions released into the atmosphere and decrease fuel costs. The motorcycles can reach up to 105 miles per hour, allowing officers to continue to respond quickly to calls.

“We are grateful our friends at FirstEnergy have partnered with us to add electric motorcycles to our patrol fleet,” said Dolan. “The electric motorcycles will enhance our efforts to promote sustainable best practices within our park system.”

The motorcycle – a Zero motorcycle dual-sport, heavy-duty model– has a range of about 140 miles per charge and can be used on and off-road. The first bike hit the roads in early April, and the second bike will be deployed next year.

“The collaboration is a testament to FirstEnergy’s commitment to our local communities and reinforces our Foundation's mission of supporting sustainability efforts,” said Lorna Wisham, vice president of Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement at FirstEnergy. Wisham also is president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.

EEI thanks its member companies for their generous community donations, which align with their efforts to create a cleaner, stronger, and smarter energy future for their customers.

To read the original press release, click here​.​