A young company from the Silicon valley Alta Motors (a startup that was formerly named BRD Motorcycles) received $17 million funding and the interest of the co-founders of Tesla. Developing its product, the company spent 3 years and finally launched a full-scale production elektronikov Redshift.
Two years ago, a startup was able to raise $17 million Among investors Alta Motors was the co-founder of Tesla mark Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard.
The head of the Alta Motors mark Feinstein never hid his desire of a startup like Tesla. Company Feinstein, as well as the company, Elon musk, opened its own production in California has formulated ambitious plans to occupy a free niche on the market of electric vehicles and make electric motorcycles a desirable product.
However, even if motorcycles Alta Motors will be in demand, afford them will not many — the lowest price for the bike Redshift is $15 000.
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The first test deliveries of electric motorcycles was held last year, and this week the company began full production.
Will be available in two versions motorcyles — street Redshift SM for $15500 and Redshift MX to supermoto for $15000. The maximum speed of the Redshift SM is 137 km/h, and the capacity of the traction battery is 5.2 kWh. Redshift MX has a weaker performance speed — 129 km/h — and the same battery capacity.
Battery Alta Motors — the trump card of the company. The Alta unit Pack 80% more powerful than other similar systems on the market in the ratio of reserve and mass. The motorcycle accelerates to 96 km in 3.3 seconds.
The plant in Brisbane has 50 employees. They produce all the electronic components for motorcycles, and the casing of the batteries. From other suppliers the company buys cell batteries, wheels and tires, and also the braking system and suspension, according to TechCrunch.
Both models elektronikov adapted to difficult road conditions and even suitable for motocross. The bikes are available for pre-order on the website.
According to the technical Director of Tesla Motors Jeffrey brown Strobel, soon the whole ground transportation will move to electric motors. And motorcycles are no exception. At Alta Motors has a good chance to gain a foothold in the market, especially now, when most of the competitors (Mission Motors, Coda, Aptera, Brammo and Fisker) has stopped development in that direction. published
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