Is this conceptual, one-man car going to be in our future? Well, it does have a lot of plusses that are appealing.
The CI by LIT Motors has the mobility and fuel-efficiency of a motorcycle; the conveniences and safety of a car; and it contains two gyroscopes that keep it from toppling over. Inventor and company founder Daniel Kim hopes to be able to raise funds ($5M to $10M) and be street-ready by 2014.
The C1 will have a 200-mile range, do zero-to-60 mph in 6 seconds with a 120-mph top speed, and initially cost around $24,000, with the price falling to $19,000 after tax credits. LIT's chief marketing officer Ryan James says LIT wants to scale production so the price drops to around $12,000 after credits.