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The Crazy Story of Self-Balancing Enclosed Motorbikes and Their Potential for Micromobility
Ride On! Podcast interviews Danny Kim, an OG of the micromobility space. Dig into the early days of Lit Motors, the promise and potential of gyro-balacing technology in car/vehicles, and more.
What Immobility Taught This Autos Startup CEO About Mobility
Lit Motors CEO, Danny Kim shares details on his motorcycle testing accident at Laguna Seca Raceways, his road to recovery and his experience with immobility.
New York Times
Self-Balancing Bike Seeks Best of 2 Worlds
A motorcycle can be fun, but being in a downpour or an accident on one is not. A car is safer, but parking is annoying. What if you got rid of the bad parts of both?
Two-Wheeled Electric Vehicle Builder Lit Motors Finds Funding From Mark Pincus And Kelly Slater
Lit Motors' much-hyped C-1 prototype lies in pieces in the back of the startup's South of Market offices in San Francisco. With green and red wires protruding and the doors taken off the frame, the enclosed, electric two-wheeled vehicle is a shell of what it was a year ago.
Lit Motors And Its Convention-Defying Motorcycle
It’s an Indian summer day in October in San Francisco’s SOMA district and Daniel Kim is walking in a trance. As we wander and chat about his company...
Lit Motors Kubo Cargo Scooter | CES 2014
Colleen Taylor learns more about the design and drive mechanics of Lit Motors new kubo cargo scooter at CES 2014.
TC Cribs: Lit Motors, Where Sleek Electric Cars (And More) Are Built From Scratch
We’re back with a brand new Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series where we go inside the gates of the hottest tech companies and get a grand tour of what the day-to-day work life is like — warts, perks, and all.
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is… YourMechanic!
After nearly three days and plenty of pitches, our list of 30 hungry startups was trimmed down until there were only seven startups left standing: Expect Labs, Gyft, Lit Motors...
Is Lit Motors’ C-1 the shape of city cars to come?
A California company believes conventional cars are too big and inefficient for urban commutes. Jack Stewart test drives their answer – a two-wheeler that won’t fall over...
Electric scooter design that makes a hole lot of sense
Lit Motors, a small company based in San Francisco, California I profiled in my last article, believes it might have a solution.
Lit Motors: Super-shrinking the city car
…[Daniel Kim's] company’s approach is different: shrink the car. Imagine if you could cut the size of a car in half, you could fit twice as many cars onto the streets, and into parking spaces
What If... We All Had A Car?
There are over a billion cars in the world today, and there could be as many as four billion by the middle of the century. So how will we keep the roads moving and prevent pollution rising?
Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups vie for attention
Designed to withstand the brute force of an impact with an SUV (sport utility vehicle), the C-1 is the world’s first two-wheeler stabilized by electronically-controlled gyroscopes that create over 1,000 pounds of torque...
Lit Motors' Kubo Scooter Is the Ultimate Urban Delivery Vehicle
Lit Motors is out with a new way to revolutionize schlepping your junk around town, and we got an exclusive crack at putting the Kubo through its paces.
Change Agents: Daniel Kim lights up Lit Motors
“My end goal is to have a big, positive impact on the world in terms of carbon emissions and providing a safer and more enjoyable commuting experience,” says Kim.
Standhaft dank Kreiselkraft
Elektro-Roller könnten die Waffe der Wahl werden im Kampf gegen Verkehrskollaps in Mega-Citys. Wenn sie nur wetterfester und sicherer wären. Jetzt hat ein kalifornisches Unternehmen den Lit C-1 gezeigt.
The Wall Street Journal
Apple Looking to Bolster Car Project
Apple Looking to Bolster Car Project Apple held talks with Britain’s McLaren Technology, Electric vehicle maker Lit Motors.
Studio Visit: Lit Motors' Daniel Kim Gives a Tour
Before we went into this we said, “Let’s try to not pull a Segway. Let’s not dump $40 million into technology and realize that there’s no market for it.”
Los Angeles Times
Gyro-stabilized electric motorcycle hits road
A San Francisco start-up has designed a prototype for the world's first gyro-stabilized electric motorcycle. Lit Motors says the C-1 vehicle combines the efficiency and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and convenience of a car.
Lit Motors' self-balancing electric motorcycle unveiled
Lit Motors' self-balancing electric motorcycle unveiled. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Lit Motors C1 concept (photos)
A closer look at the fully enclosed self-balancing electric vehicle from Lit Motors.
2012 Lean Startup Conference
Daniel Kim presenting at the 2012 Lean Startup conference.
Exclusive: This Is the Gyro-Stabilized, Two-Wheeled Future of Transportation
This is the gyro-stabilized, two wheeled future of transportation.
Lit Motors will shake up the electric vehicle market with its two-wheeled, untippable C-1
The recent influx of both high- and low-end EVs and electric motorcycles have shown promise, but current battery technology is still limiting, and the cost of entry is far too high