A new kind of concept car is creating a buzz.
A new electric concept car called the C-1 is a vehicle in its own category. Designed and built by the San Francisco business startup Lit Motors, the electric C-1 is capable of driving up to 200 miles on one charge.
At about half the size of a Smartcar, the vehicle is made for one driver and a passenger in the back. It’s designed for consumers who see cars as an expensive investment, and motorcycles as potentially dangerous, but still need a vehicle to commute to work.
The C-1 is a compromise that offers the safety of driving a car, but without the cost of ownership that comes along with fuel, repairs, and insurance.
Lit Motors is trying to appeal to a consumer base that is buying fewer cars. According to a study, the number of people aged 18-34 who have bought a new car, declined 30 percent in the past five years.
Even Annalisa Bluhm, a spokeswoman for General Motors said "With this generation, what owning a car means is completely different from previous generations. It was a rite of passage. Now the right of passage is a cell phone."
Would you buy this kind of electric car?