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About the C-1

What are the basic specs of the C-1?

We aim for the C-1 to have a top speed of 100+ mph (160+ kph), 0-60 mph (0-100 kph) in <6 seconds, and a range of 200 miles (320 km) per charge. Dimensions: 800 lbs. (360 kg) curb weight, 112″ (2.8 m) long, 55″ (1.4 m) tall, 40″ (1 m) wide. As we are not yet at production, all figures are best estimates.Online Drugstore,cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,purchase nolvadex,Discount 10%

When will the C-1 be available?

Follow our Facebook feed and Youtube channel for our updates and developments. We’ll release more detailed timelines as we near production.

How does the C-1 stay upright?

The C-1 is self-balancing, using two gyroscopes to keep the vehicle upright when stopped. The C-1 has “landing gear” which are deployed when parked to keep the vehicle upright. The gyros are fully controlled by the vehicle, enabling a steer-by-wire system that allows the C-1 to lean itself into and out of turns, maintaining stability at all times. And yes, it has a reverse gear!Online Drugstore,cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,purchase nolvadex,Discount 10%

How does the steering work? Do I need to counter steer?

Like any two-wheeled vehicle, the C-1 leans into turns. At speed, the front wheel turns only slightly, and the turn is accomplished through the lean. However, the C-1 uses a steer-by-wire system. That allows it to have the familiar, intuitive interface of a car, while using two-wheeled turning dynamics. (You can even drive the vehicle in reverse!) This is where the gyro technology gets really interesting: the C-1 takes information from a wide array of sensors to determine everything that’s going on around it, from road surface conditions to wind to traffic. The vehicle is then able to take input from the driver – from the steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedals – and translate that into both movement of the front wheel and a precise lean angle to complete the desired turn. With a car-like interface and motorcycle dynamics, the C-1 will have a driving experience that is both intuitive and very unique—and very, very fun!

Additionally, the steering has a direct mechanical backup linkage, so the driver will be able to manually control the C-1 in an emergency.Online Drugstore,sildalis purchase,Free shipping,buy baclofen online,Discount 10%

How much will the C-1 cost to own and operate? What maintenance will be necessary?

The C-1 has a very low parts count as compared to a typical car—approximately 1/10 the total parts and assemblies! Fewer parts means less and cheaper maintenance. We’ll release more specifics about maintenance in the future as we near production.

We’ll cover TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in much more depth in the future, but here are some very basic, preliminary numbers and comparisons:

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Caveats: Prices are close, but may not be exact comparisons (certain fees may be included in some and not others). Cost per mile will vary widely by location, given local rates. Cost per year will also vary widely, given actual driving behavior. Maintenance is not included, and may change TCO significantly. For MPGe, we used the same simplified formula for each vehicle: MPGe = (33.7*range)/battery size. This simplified formula gives slightly different numbers from the EPA’s official (and much more complex) formula, but the relative comparison is valid.

Sources: US Energy Information Administration, US DOT Federal Highway Administration, Tesla Motors, Nissan USAZero Motorcycles

Is the C-1 electric? Does it use solar panels?

Yep! The C-1 is fully-electric, using high torque motors. This allows for a smaller, simpler body and quick, efficient driving. Since the C-1 is so small, solar panels would not generate much electricity. We’re instead looking at ways to partner with existing solar/wind providers to ensure your C-1 is powered with green energy.Online Drugstore,cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,purchase nolvadex,Discount 10%

What are the safety features of the C-1?

Safety is one of our top priorities with this vehicle. The C-1 will have an unibody chassis with reinforced doors, seat belts, and multiple airbags. Further, the most important safety feature is our gyro stability system, which allows the C-1 to resist the forces of a collision. To enhance our gyro stability system, the C-1 also employs a combination of mechanical backups, which may include the same “landing gear” that keeps the C-1 upright when parked.Online Drugstore,cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,purchase nolvadex,Discount 10%

How much will the C-1 cost?

The base price of the C-1 will be approximately $24,000 USD. The effective price could be much lower, depending on available EV incentives in your area. We’ll release more details about available incentives as we near production.Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

How much cargo can the C-1 hold? Can it carry a passenger?

In addition to the driver: the C-1 has enough space for an adult passenger and a small bag, or about the same amount of cargo you can carry on a plane (roller bag, briefcase, a few bags of groceries).Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

What can you tell me about the battery and charging?

We’re currently using lithium iron phosphate batteries. Given the modular nature of the C-1, we can easily upgrade to new battery technology as it comes to market (including on existing C-1s!). Because of the C-1′s small size, we only need a 10 kWh battery pack, which is supplemented with our patented KERS regen braking system, giving another virtual kWh.

The C-1 will feature an onboard charger, able to charge from any standard wall outlet (120V) in about six hours. Higher-voltage charging options will be available, yielding a four hour charge time from 220V outlets and an 80% charge in about a half hour from DC quick charge stations.

As with all EVs, the battery pack will eventually need to be replaced. However, since it is 1/3 – 1/8 the size of a typical EV battery pack, the replacement cost will be much, much more affordable. Online Drugstore,cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,purchase nolvadex,Discount 10%

Will the C-1 be able to handle inclement weather? Off-road?

With our gyro stability system, the C-1 will handle similarly to a car in inclement weather. We are also working on bringing you an all-wheel drive version with our in-hub motor technology. And yes, we do plan to eventually develop different vehicles on the C-1 platform, including an off-road version.Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

What options or features will be available for the C-1?

Exact details will be released as we near production, but you can expect the C-1 to have all the same amenities you would expect in a car, including climate control, sound system, and much more!Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

How would the C-1 work with my commute? How would it save me time?

The C-1 is the ultimate in urban transportation. The small size of the C-1 allows you to park easily and slip through traffic, and many other advantages. If you live in the city, this could be your primary vehicle: with car-sharing services like Zipcar or traditional car rentals available when you need a larger vehicle or for an extended road trip. If you live outside the city, this could be your primary commuting vehicle, with a larger “family car” at home. This allows the commuter(s) in the family to travel in, around, and out of the city easily and efficiently, saving money and time every day.Online Drugstore,cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,purchase nolvadex,Discount 10%

Is the C-1 street legal? What kind of license do I need?

The C-1 will be appropriately certified at the time of production. We are working to make sure that only a standard driver’s license will be needed, with no motorcycle endorsement required. We’ll share updates on our progress with that as we near production.Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

When will the C-1 be available in my country?

Exact details of our international distribution plan will be released as we near production. However, we are currently accepting pre-orders, which will be available to import to your country. We’ll release more details about registration and homologation in the future.Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

What can you tell me about EV incentives?

Curious about electric vehicle incentives in your locale? This list is not comprehensive, but a good place to start—and we’ll continue to update it with more countries as we research further. Don’t see your country listed here? Did we get something wrong, or miss an incentive? We appreciate your help—please let us know! Note that this is not a guarantee the C-1 will qualify for each of these incentives, but that’s our goal!

 

United States – Up to $5000 tax credit

AlabamaReduced rates from Alabama Power. Want more? Contact your local representative!

Alaska – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

ArizonaReduced license tax, tax credit for installation of charging outlets, HOV lane usage, carpool parking space usage, reduced rates from Glendale Water & Power (GWP) and  Arizona Public Service Company (APS).

Arkansas – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

CaliforniaHOAs must allow condo owners to install charging equipment, HOV/HOT lane usage. Additional local incentives:

Hermosa Beach – Free parking at silver-poled meters for maximum time limit.

Los Angeles – Reduced charging rates from SoCal Edison (SCE) and LA Dept of Water & Power (LADWP), fast-track permitting for EV charging equipment (call 800-342-5397).

Northern California – Reduced charging rates from PG&E.

Sacramento – Free parking and charging, reduced charging rates.

San Diego – Reduced rates from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).

San Francisco Bay Area – Free charging in San Francisco, incentives towards purchase of new PEV and charging equipment.

San Joaquin Valley – Rebates of up to $3000 for qualified residents of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD)

Santa Monica – Free metered parking for maximum time limit.

ColoradoTax Credit up to $6000.

ConnecticutFree parking in New Haven. Want more? Contact your local representative!

DelawareGrid-integrated EVs may receive kWh credits. We’ll announce more information about how the our vehicles could work with this as we near production. Want more? Contact your local representative!

District of ColumbiaExemption from vehicle excise taxes, discount on vehicle registration. Want more? Contact your local representative!

FloridaHOV lane usage. Want more? Contact your local representative!

GeorgiaIncome tax credit up to $5000, HOV lane usage, reduced rates from Georgia Power.

HawaiiFree parking and charging in many parking lots, HOV lane usage, reduced rates from Hawaiian Electric Company. Want more? Contact your local representative!

IdahoExemption from state motor vehicle inspection and maintenance programs. Want more? Contact your local representative!

IllinoisVehicle rebate up to $4000, charging station installation rebatesreduced registration fees.

IndianaReduced charging rates from Indianapolis Power & Light, charging equipment vouchers from Duke Energy and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Want more? Contact your local representative!

IowaReduced registration fees. Want more? Contact your local representative!

Kansas – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

KentuckyReduced rates from Louisville Gas & Electric. Want more? Contact your local representative!

LouisianaIncome tax credit. Want more? Contact your local representative!

Maine – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

MarylandExcise tax credit up to $2000, income tax credit for charging equipment, HOV lane usage.

Massachusetts – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Michigan – Rebates for charging equipment from Indiana Michigan Power, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy; reduced rates from Indiana Michigan Power, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy. Want more? Contact your local representative!

Minnesota – Reduced rates from Dakota Electric. Want more? Contact your local representative!

Mississippi – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Missouri – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Montana – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Nebraska – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

NevadaFree metered parking for maximum time limit, reduced rates from Nevada Energy (NV Energy). Want more? Contact your local representative!

New Hampshire – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

New JerseyHOV lane usage, toll discounts, state sales/use tax exemption.

New Mexico – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

New YorkHOV lane usage. Want more? Contact your local representative!

North CarolinaHOV lane usage. Want more? Contact your local representative!

North Dakota – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Ohio – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Oklahoma – No state consumer EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

OregonCharging equipment tax credit. Want more? Contact your local representative!

PennsylvaniaRebates up to $3000, PECO rebate

Rhode IslandExcise tax exemption up to $100. Want more? Contact your local representative!

South Carolina – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

South Dakota – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

TennesseeHOV lane usage. Want more? Contact your local representative!

TexasClean Vehicle Replacement voucher up to $3500 for qualified buyers, rebate on charging equipment from Austin Energy. Want more? Contact your local representative!

UtahTax credit up to $605, HOV lane usage. Want more? Contact your local representative!

Vermont – No state consumer EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

VirginiaHOV lane usage, reduced rates from Virginia Dominion Power. Want more? Contact your local representative!

WashingtonSales & use tax exemptions.

West Virginia – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Wisconsin – No state consumer EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

Wyoming – No state EV incentives. Contact your local representative!

 

Australia – No EV incentives. Contact your local MP!

AustriaExemption from fuel consumption and monthly vehicle taxes, NoVA tax waived.

BelgiumPersonal income tax reduction up to €9190, lowest rate for registration and circulation taxes, tax reduction and deduction for company car use.

CanadaIncentive up to $8500 in Ontario, rebate up to $8000 in Quebec, incentive up to $5000 in British Columbia.

Czech RepublicRoad tax exemption.

DenmarkFree parking in large cities, grønne afgifter (15.000 kr.) exemption, 180% car tax exemption.

France€7000 bonus at purchase.

GermanyExemption from annual circulation tax for five years from first registration.

GreeceExemption from registration tax.

IrelandVRT relief up to €5000.

ItalyExemption from annual circulation tax (ownership tax) for five years from first registration and 75% reduction after five years.

JapanUp to ¥250,000 subsidy.

Monaco€9000 subsidy.

NetherlandsExemption from registration fee and road tax, BPM, and annual circulation tax. May also have access to EV-only parking spaces in Amsterdam.

NorwayExemption from registration fee and VAT, annual fee at lowest rate.

PortugalExemption from registration tax, ISV, and annual circulation tax.

RomaniaUp to €5000 grant and possibly more if trading in a used vehicle, exemption from special pollution tax (registration tax).

South KoreaTax breaks up to ₩4,200,000.

SpainIncentives up to €7000 vary by region.

SwedenExemption from annual circulation tax for five years from first registration, 40% reduction of taxable value as a company car under personal tax.

Switzerland – Incentives vary by canton; see more information here.

United KingdomUp to £5000 grant towards purchase, congestion charge exemption in London, road tax exemption, company car tax exemption, corporate tax break.

 

Will the C-1 qualify for EV incentives?

Electric vehicle incentives are available in many areas. We’re working right now to make sure the C-1 will qualify for as many EV incentives as we can; we’ll release more details as we near production.Online Drugstore,sildalis purchase,Free shipping,buy baclofen online,Discount 10%

What will shipping costs be? Will you deliver outside of California?

Yes, the C-1 will be available for export worldwide. However, homologation and export/import process may delay when you receive your C-1. We’ll announce more about delivery and other details as we near production.Online Drugstore,generic cialis online mastercard ,Free shipping,generic cialis online mastercard ,Discount 10%

Didn't BMW already use the name 'C-1'?

Yep, they did (as did Chevrolet, Citroën, and a variety of others). “C-1″ is just a working name for our vehicle as we continue to prototype; it will change as we near production. On the other hand, “AEV” is our vehicle category name which stands for Auto-balancing Electric Vehicle ( ex: Prius is an electric vehicle or EV).

About Lit Motors

Can I visit Lit Motors? Do you offer public tours or test drives?

Unfortunately we do not currently offer public tours or test drives. We may offer this in the future and will publish more details if we do – keep an eye out for updates!

Are you a publicly-traded company? How can I invest in Lit Motors?

We are not currently a publicly-traded company, though we may move in that direction in the future. Due to federal regulations, we can only accept investment from SEC-accredited investors. If you qualify, please contact us directly and send us any further questions.

What can you tell me about the cargo scooter?

Our electric cargo scooter is currently on hold, while we focus 100% on bringing the C-1 to market.