Wyden Tours Brammo Motorcycle Building

brammoTALENT, Ore. — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said he wants lawmakers to show support for alternative energy and electric vehicles, and is using a local company as an example of why.

Wyden toured the Brammo headquarters in Talent on Wednesday. The electric motorcycle manufacturer expanded into the former Walmart building late last year.

Wyden got a look at several models the company has built, and saw some of the new innovations in electric vehicle technology.

He also praised Brammo for employing dozens of people in the Rogue Valley.

“When it comes to creating jobs, particularly jobs that can support a family, Brammo is starting to move into the fast lane,” Wyden said.

Wyden said he hopes to extend federal tax credits for electric vehicles, to make it easier for consumers to buy them.