Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Bob Lutz joins electric scooter maker Current Motor

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Bob Lutz Current Motors

Bob Lutz rides again. And again. Everyone's favorite former auto executive has saddled up with a new electric scooter company, investing a sizeable chunk of change into Current Motor and taking a spot on the company's advisory council.

As of right now, the scooter maker offers a total of three different two-wheeled rides with varying top speeds. The base model, the Economy C124E, carries an MSRP of $6,499, maxes out at 55 mph with a range of around 30 miles, and supposedly charges in just four hours from a standard 110-watt home outlet. The lineup tops out with the Deluxe 130 which goes for a shave under $8,000, though its top speed of 65 mph and range of 50 miles makes it a slightly more appealing option.

Lutz says his work with Current Motors makes perfect sense given his dedication to bringing an EV to market throughout his career. He's already championing a pilot program that will offer buyers $2,000 off the sticker price if they commit to providing feedback about their machines via Twitter and Facebook. Hit the jump for the full press blast.

[Sources: Motorcycle, Current Motor | Image: @JeffreyNRoss]

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