Here’s California based Lit Motors’ C-1, an electric two-wheel urban vehicle which is gyroscopically stabilized to stay upright (even after a collision) of which a prototype was shown at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2012.
Besides having two seats, a top speed of 120 mph (that’s 193 km/h!) and a battery pack providing a range of 150 to 220 miles (241 to 354 km) it’s designed to connect nicely to your smartphone for instant traffic messages, weather conditions, maps and directions.
A production model is expected to launch late 2014 and set you back about 12,000 to 16,000 USD.
This is the MS1 by Matra MS, a brand new electric bicycle hybrid capable of running on both electricity and regular 9-speed pedal power. It’s gifted with a 1kW motor wheel and while running on electricity it tops 45 km/h (about 28mph) and is capabale to take you up to 100 km / 62 miles on one charge.
There’s LED lights in the front and back to keep you safe and there’s an LCD display on the handlebars indicating speed and remaining battery power. Just plug it in and it’ll recharge in 3-6 hours depending on battery, and don’t worry if you need to leave it outside during the night – it sports an electric alarm and you need a magnetic card key to unlock it.
The retail price is estimated to €3,500 ($4,951).