Fortunately, Lit Motors has kept up the good fight and the all electric C-1 has inched closer to production in this latest update from the company.
For those who are not familiar (or perhaps have forgot), the gyro-stabilized, enclosed two wheeler that can't be pushed over retails for about $24,000 (in theory, at some point), and has a stated range of 200 miles on 8 kWh of juice. The Lit C-1 prototype has a top speed around 100 mph and zips to 60 mph in about six seconds.
Lit says the C-1 will fit persons up to about 6'3" and the EV has a curb weight of 800lbs. It is of course is classed as a motorcycle, so the applicable licensing is required to drive it.
The company is currently taking deposits on the bike (as it has been since 2012), with $1,000 to secure a late production vehicle of VIN 1,000+, or $2,500 to get VIN #500-999.
- Has progress been a little slow? Sure - just check out the video (below) from 2 years ago promoting the C-1. Production had initially been scheduled for a small run of C-1s in 2013, then moved to Q4 of 2014
- Is the price starting to seem a little steeper as time passes and other plug-in prices come down? Sure.
- Does Lit Motors have enough capital to bring these bikes into full production, and will there be a market for them when/if they do? Hmmm.