18 Apr '12, 5pm

Badass enclosed, untippable electric motorcycle is the ultimate green transport

Badass enclosed, untippable electric motorcycle is the ultimate green transport

It goes 200 miles on a third as much battery power as an electric car. It has airbags and an enclosed cockpit. It’s gyroscopically stabilized, like a Segway. It could be the future of transportation. Think of it as either an electric velomobile on steroids or the Nissan Leaf on a crash diet — either way, two wheels plus ultra-efficient electric transport means that once oil gets really expensive, Lit Motors ‘ C-1 electric motorcycle could be the best vehicle on the road. The C-1 was unveiled on Tuesday at Fortune magazine’s Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif., but it’s still very much a prototype. It won’t be available for at least 18 months, and it will cost $24,000 when it arrives. But once it comes out, its electronically-controlled power train will be capable of some pretty impressive stuff. Lit’s website brands it “a rolling smartphone” and Kim himsel...

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