Only a couple of days ago, an innovative 2-wheeled all-electric vehicle made its debut at the Tech Crunch Disrupt event in San Francisco. Apparently, this EV is the first of its kind, seeing how its designers and manufacturers claim that it is gyroscopically stabilized.
For those unaware, “gyroscopically stabilized” is simply science talk for “will not tip over no matter how hard you try to make it do so.”
According to the team of engineers responsible for seeing this project through, this vehicle is both significantly safer than your average motorcycle, and fully capable of making sure people get to work on time in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Danny Kim, who is both the founder and the president of Lit Motors (i.e. the company responsible for designing and manufacturing this state-of-the-art means of transportation) told members of the press that, “We [he and his team] aim to be the future of personal transportation.”
Furthermore, “By taking our vehicles to the mass market quickly and internationally, we will ease traffic congestion, decrease fuel use, reduce CO2 emissions, create 2,000 to 10,000 green jobs, and allow people to get around quickly and efficiently.”
What is even more interesting is that, as Tech Crunch reports, the Lit Motors C-1 was designed and manufactured pretty much by hand, and starting from scratch. By this we mean that this vehicle is not just an upgraded version of already existing similar EVs.
“As any cartoon villain will tell you, the only way to get something done right is to do it yourself,” argued Danny Kim.
Rumor has it that this vehicle will hit the market as soon as 2014, and that, although initial costs will revolve around $24,000 (€18,745), in the end everyone will be able to purchase one such vehicle for just $16,000 (€12,497), and even $12,500 (€9,763) later on.
Those who wish to find out more can watch the video below, which was released quite a while back but is still quite interesting as it presents the ins and outs of developing this EV.