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    Mission Motors June 3 Release? wuuuuUUUUt?

    Just saw this news:



    http://evmc2.wordpress.com/2013/05/0...une-3-um-what/

    I'm dying to hear the details... but it sounds like it's gonna be an interesting year!

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    Hummm.

    Mission Motors, down but not out?

    They let a great many staff go, I thought.

    Very curious.
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    I'm disappointed that it doesn't look more like their first concepts.

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    Asphalt and Rubber seems to have sources that a previous investor has come back to Mission Motors to get the R into production along with a couple of other models. Seems encouraging.

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    Yeah, the A&R story is pretty much speculation... here's the story: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumo...er/#more-42772

    He's got his "sources", but it's speculation nonetheless.

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    Speaking of the world's fastest production electric motorcycle, what is happening with Lightning Motors? Have they sold any of their bikes to retail customers yet?
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    ttxgpfan (jazclrint) interviewed Richard Hatfield a few months back. Mr. Hatfield mentioned that there had been one sale of a Lightning superbike and another (at the time) was under discussion. There's been no press releases (though Lightning has never been press-heavy), so sales are probably not (yet) what most people would call brisk.

    http://esbk.co/2013/02/09/episode-17...hard-hatfeild/
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    Where has mission motors been in the last few years? If I can recall they went on creating components for vehicles (auto) and put the bike in the garage. If a company wants to have support from a ev enthusiast, why have they not made an effort to create a product for the masses?

    Maybe a little more info will arise before the "big day"

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    Mission Motors June 3 Release? wuuuuUUUUt?

    Definitely interested in hearing what happens here. Though this would make at least a second major pivot in their business model in a pretty short period of time.

    Always excited to see new ElMotos though, and mission has quite the pedigree.
    EVs: 2007 Zapino Scooter, Honda VF500 Conversion (electriceptor.wordpress.com), Red Nissan LEAF SL (Arrived!)

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