Lit Motors is a scrappy San Francisco startup with a basic but ambitious plan. They want to radically change American electric scooters to be safer and more fuel-efficient (not like indian motorcycles) using technology that’s been around for over a century – the gyroscope.
Lit Motors’ gyroscopically stabilized C-1 “combines the efficiency and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and convenience of a car,” according to the company’s website. Officially classified as a motorcycle, the gyroscope technology that Lit Motors uses ensures the C-1 will not fall over like one. In fact, they say it’s virtually untippable, even when broadsided in an accident. (Unbelievable, right?) Plus, the electric scooter offers the body protection of a car.