Ap­ple in talks with Lit Mo­tors

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Tech gi­ant Ap­ple are re­port­edly in talks with San Fran­cisco startup Lit Mo­tors, the cre­ators of the ex­tra­or­di­nary self-balanc­ing elec­tric mo­tor­cy­cle called the C-1.

Ap­ple have al­ready hired sev­eral for­mer Lit en­gi­neers, and are also ap­par­ently in talks with Mclaren.

Lit Mo­tors first ap­peared on our radar in 2012, promis­ing a lim­ited pro­duc­tion run of the self­bal­anc­ing C-1 in 2014 at a price of $24,000 per unit, al­though at the time of writ­ing – two years af­ter the ini­tial pro­duc­tion date – it ap­pears the com­pany is stuck at the pro­to­type phase.

Ini­tially the firm claimed the C-1 would be ca­pa­ble of 120mph, with a range of 200 miles – way ahead of any cur­rent elec­tric mo­tor­cy­cles on the mar­ket. But re­cent tests have so far only re­sulted in a top speed of 52mph.

The C-1: Ap­ple’s next big thing?

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