On 22 September 2020, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) held its 30th General Assembly. The event was held online, due to the COVID-19 limitations applicable to large meetings.
The ACEM General Assembly approved the acceptance of Zero Motorcycles as a new guest member of the association. Zero Motorcycles is an American manufacturer of electric vehicles that produces high performance electric motorcycles. Since 2006, when the first prototypes were produced in Santa Cruz, California, Zero has rapidly grown into an internationally known motorcycle company.
Further to this, three trade associations representing the motorcycle sector at national level joined ACEM: the Associação Automóvel de Portugal (ACAP), the Hungarian Vehicle Importers Association (MGE) and the Association of Automobile Importers (SDA, Czech Republic).
Antonio Perlot, ACEM Secretary General, said: "I am delighted to welcome Zero Motorcycles, ACAP, MGE and SDA to the ACEM family, and look forward to start working with their representatives soon. With the addition of these new members, ACEM will now represent a total of 19 manufacturing companies and 20 national industry associations across Europe”.