C-1 Electric Motorcycle: The Rolling Smartphone

If you want to combine the safety of a car with the convenience of a motorcycle and a bunch of connectivity options, the C-1 concept by Lit Motors, Inc. is your best bet.

One of the best features of this electric motorcycle, besides that fact that it does not pollute the environment, is that it includes electronically controlled gyroscopes that help it keep its balance when at a stop. The gyroscopes placed on the bottom of the vehicle put up over 1,300 lb/ft of torque. The same gyroscopes will also help the electric motorcycle stand up-straight, should it be involved in an accident.

The C-1 electric motorcycle is able to accommodate two persons, although it might not be the most comfortable vehicle ever, judging from the following picture. Another remarkable thing about C-1 is represented by the numerous connectivity options. Considering that it will feature H2V, H2C, V2I, and V2V connectivity, calling this vehicle a rolling smartphone is not very far from the truth. Since the driver will know this way all sorts of data, from weather conditions to traffic and construction sites along the road, driving the C-1 electric motorcycle will undoubtedly be a pleasure.

C-1 will feature battery packs that need to be recharged every 200 miles. By all means, that is quite reasonable, considering today’s electric vehicles. The maximum speed, of 120 mph is also very decent for a vehicle of this nature.

Lit Motors, Inc. intends to push the C-1 motorcycle to mass production as soon as 2014, so do not be shocked if you see one of these on the streets of your town in the near future. One thing that I consider strange about this concept is the name the designer chose for it. Between 2000 and 2003, an enclosed scooter called BMW C1 was manufactured by Bertone. There are undeniable similarities between Lit Motors` C-1 and the scooter of the Bavarian company, so choosing basically the same name may be more than just a simple coincidence. However, the latter did not feature a completely closed interior.

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