Midlands firm launches 'e-motorcycle'

Posted on 29 Nov 2018 and read 348 times
Midlands firm launches 'e-motorcycle'Coventry-based Arc Vehicle Ltd has completed a multi-million-pound funding round to help it launch what it claims is
the world’s most advanced electric motorcycle.

The Vector, recently unveiled at the Milan Motorcycle Show, is intended to be the cleanest and safest motorcycle
on the road.

It comes with a connected helmet and an ‘intelligent’ jacket to create a ‘human-machine interface’ that feeds important information to the rider.

The hand-made lightweight vehicle is set to retail at £90,000.

Arc Vehicle founder Mark Truman has spent two years developing the motorcycle with a team of top engineers.

As part of the funding deal, the company has appointed David Roberts, who has held senior roles at both Aston Martin and Chrysler, as chairman.

Mr Truman said: “At Arc, we have set out to create an electric motorbike with soul. We’ve taken technologies previously unexplored by bike builders to transform the way we ride. The funding will allow us to market the Vector — and put it into production.”

Lisa Ward, investment director at Mercia Fund Managers, said: “Arc represents a step change in the way electric motorcycles are built.

“Rather than adapting existing technology, Mark and his team set out to design an electric bike from scratch — one that surpasses everything else on the market.”

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