February 9 2010.

Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading motorcycle insurance brokers, has seen hundreds of enquiries for its electric motorbike insurance deals since the launch in May last year.

An increasingly popular and powerful option, the new generation of electric bikes are light, economic and fast. One of the latest models, the Zero S Supermoto, delivers zero to 50mph in just five seconds, weighs in at just 122.5 kg and with no clutch and no need to change gears offers riders a smooth and seriously fun ride.

The bikes also offer environmentally conscious motorcyclists a 'greener' alternative to their traditional petrol machines. The most recent models deliver only an eighth of the carbon emissions per mile than their petrol powered equivalents and will be fully charged and ready to go after only a few hours hooked up to a standard domestic power socket.

Anthony Aronin, head of Swinton Bikes said: "It has been very exciting to watch the new electric models develop, and we are pleased to be able to keep up with the cutting-edge technology by providing competitive cover for the latest electric machines.

"Judging by the significant number of electric bike insurance enquiries we are receiving every week, there is clearly an appetite for these new machines. Whilst remaining committed to finding our best deals for all bikers out there, we understand the importance of investing in environmentally friendly modes of transport and can offer anyone thinking of investing in this new technology a great quote on all levels of cover."