The Spy Motorcycle was born from a vision when a few people in the cleantech saw some serious trends coming together and a huge gap in the market.
The first being the fact that the average car trip is only 6 miles. Do we really need a giant car with four seats or more to travel six miles? What if you’re just running an errand or going down the street. The energy needed to get those six miles is massive. When you multiply that times the millions of short rides it adds up to huge amounts of wasted energy.
Second, on an international level, when you visit Asia, Europe, and Soith America, motorbikes, scooters, and motorcycles are one of the main modes of transportation, with more people owning a motorbike than a car. Motorbikes are easy to drive, fun, energy efficient, and cost effective.
The problem with motorbikes and vespas is that while they are popular and the norm around the world, they aren’t considered “cool” in America.
Third, there have been massive advancements in electric and battery technology, and an overall shift in a want for more electric vehicles.
Fourth, all of the electric vehicles on the market tout how fast they go. No one needs to go 170 miles per hour on a motorcycle. It is extremely dangerous. We wanted to create a safe, easy to ride motorcycle for the average person to get from point A to point B. They’re also charging anywhere from $10,000 up to $50,000 for an electric motorcycle.
Fifth, there is a huge shift of people moving from rural areas to cities. With more people living in cities, it is not possible for everyone to have a car, yet at the same time people need to get from one place to another.
We decided to take these factors and design a cool, energy efficient, safe, and cost effective electric motorcycle for the average person to get from point A to point B in style and comfort.
Spy Motorcycles is based in San Diego, California.
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