2015 Lit Motors C-1
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|0-62 mph||under 6 seconds||Top Speed||over 100 mph|
(from Lit Motors Press Release) 2015 Lit Motors C-1
We’ve designed the C-1 for efficient high-speed travel.
Influenced by Scandinavian design, the exterior of the C-1 is both approachable and simple, enveloping you in subtle curves, softened volumes, and expansive glass.
The Comfort of a Car
The C-1 is fully-enclosed, protecting you from the elements. It has all the comforts you expect from a car, like climate control and a premium sound system.
Why inefficiently haul around seating for five when the majority of car trips are made by a solo driver? The C-1 is designed to transport you and your daily essentials, with room for a passenger when needed. The interior is surprisingly spacious for such a compact vehicle.
The C-1 will feature smart phone and cloud connectivity as never seen before. We’re developing many exciting features that we can’t wait to tell you about–but we can’t reveal all our secrets yet!
The C-1 uses high-torque in-hub electric motors, saving space and providing a responsive driving experience. These motors regenerate energy while braking, using a KERS to store the energy kinetically in the gyro flywheels.
The “secret sauce” of the C-1 is our patented gyroscopic stability system. We use electronically-controlled control moment gyroscopes (CMGs) to generate thousands of ft-lbs of torque. The gyros are controlled by the vehicle, allowing it to lean itself into and out of turns, and stay upright when stopped–even in a collision! Our gyro system is the key to bringing the safety and interface of a car to a two-wheeled platform.
The Safety of a Car
With car-like safety features – seat belts, multiple airbags, a steel-reinforced chassis – along with our gyro stability system, the C-1 gives you the safety of a traditional four-wheeled car on two wheels.
The C-1 is 100% electric, using a small 10 kWh battery pack to travel up to 200 miles per charge. And the C-1 is freeway-ready, with a top speed of 100+ mph and acceleration of 0-60 in six seconds.