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SOURCE Current Motor
Solar-powered EVs designed for business, campus, event and municipal use
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Current Motor, a Michigan-based electric vehicle development and manufacturing company that has developed best-in-class electric Super Scooters, today announced its first-to-market mini-fleet offering of four Super Scooters docked to a mobile, solar charging station.
Current Motor Super Scooters are 100% electric, zero emissions vehicles with low maintenance requirements (no belts, chains or gears). They have top speeds of 65+ mph, and can go up to 50 miles per charge. Current Motor Super Scooters are branded with the fleet organization's logo and messaging, and can be customized with a variety of delivery, carrying and security options. The mobile solar charging station fits in a standard parking spot. While the solar charging station can be anchored for additional security, no trenching is required. Current Motor Super Scooters are tethered to the four charging outlets and can be fully charged in less than 6 hours by the station's on-board 22-kilowatt-hour battery. The charging station battery can be fully recharged in 8 hours by the solar panels, serving the normal use case of charging at night to ready the Super Scooters for daytime use. The mobile solar charging station is also delivered branded, and can be customized with a variety of communications and security options. More permanent installations can be tied to the grid. Telematics are included in the mini-fleet offering, including on-board 3G communications, GPS, and the mini-fleet dashboards and reports can be customized to track carbon savings, emissions reductions and fleet performance data.
"Current Motor mini-fleets are self-contained and are delivered to the customer site ready to use," said Lauren Flanagan, Executive Chair of Current Motor. "Our mini-fleet uses 100% renewable, clean, solar generated electricity to power our zero emissions Super Scooters, making them among the most sustainable fleet options available, and ideal for corporate, campus, event or municipal use. If our Super Scooters are powered principally by the solar charging station, you may never have to pay to fuel them," continued Flanagan.
The Current Motor Mini-fleet is priced at $99,950 US, which includes 4 branded Current Motor Super Scooters (3 standard model, 1 high performance), 1 branded mobile solar charging station, on-board telematics and installation. Freight, custom telematics software, custom dashboard/reports, custom delivery/security options for the Super Scooters, and grid tie and custom communications for the solar charging station are additional. Annual service contracts are available. Costs can be subsidized by tax credits and offset by substantial fuel savings.
ABOUT CURRENT MOTOR COMPANY
Current Motor is a privately held electric vehicle (EV) development and manufacturing company. Current Motor designs its all-electric Super Scooters in its Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters and assembles them in Holt, Michigan, through a strategic partnership with the award winning flex-manufacturer, Dakkota Integrated Systems. Current Motor sells directly to fleets and targets top markets in the Americas. Current Motor's best-in-class Super Scooters have top speeds in excess of 65 mph and can travel up to 50 miles per charge. Current Motor's EV charging options range from standard 110/220 volt to J1772 adapters to custom solar charging stations. Backed by BELLE Capital, the State of Michigan and other private equity investors, visit www.currentmotor.com for more information.
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