Mission Motors Releases their Mission One Electric Motorcycle

Our officemates here at Instructables HQ, Mission Motors, just released their all electric motorcycle. Check out the press about it here at Treehugger and here at Greentech Media. The bike will have a top speed of 150 MPH, will go 150 miles on a charge, and the first 50 are expect in early 2010.

They've been working like maniacs around the office and lab, and it's awesome to see their hard work start to pay off.

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Sandisk1duo8 years ago
i'm not sure that anyone would buy them if the economy is still bad...
According to Greentech Media, five people were willing to pay the $70k. Hopefully it is a step in the right direction for electric vehicles. Next step is to find ways to reduce the cost, so that it is more affordable to a wider range of buyers.
Well, getting production lines to produce it is a big step towards lowering the price.
They could lower the price with less expensive components as well.  That thing is kitted out like a top shelf Ducati.  They could easily lower the price by removing the names Marchesini, Ohlins, and Brembo from the parts list and replacing them with more cost conscious componentry.  Think more Suzuki less Ducati.
Very true. But hopefully quantity wouldn't interfere with quality. Henry Ford and the assembly line is a prime example.
And BMW would be a counter example :-)
WOOOO, BMW!!!!!!!!!!!
70k could go to, say .... a Mercedes : )
If they wern't too expensive the fuel savings wood off set the outlay of purchase price.
It would take a long time to offset the (initial) $70k pricetag. If they could get it down to $10k or so, I think a lot of people would jump on it.
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