Personally, the motivation to go electric is not emissions related. I like turning wrenches but I would rather spend my time riding. Not having to worry about jetting, air filters, and mixing gas are all bonuses to me. The noise level is another. This would absolutely open up some urban riding. The last reason might be emissions related but not in a traditional sense, I could move all the other bikes out of the garage set some little thing up in there to play on. I don't have the cash to drop it in one of these bikes to be a beta tester but if it gets good reviews, I am in.